The traffic and transportation team at Norman Rourke Pryme (NRP) was formed when Keith Firth and Tom Rimmer joined as Directors in September 2015. The aim was to expand the scope of the already successful construction consultancy business that provides project management, quantity surveying and highways and infrastructure services across the South, Southeast, Midlands and Southwest of England. The traffic and transportation team is predominantly based in the NRP offices in London and Bristol.
Keith was formerly a Technical Director and Practice Leader at Colin Buchanan and subsequently with Jacobs, while Tom was an Associate at Colin Buchanan, then Team Leader for the Jacobs Bristol office. Between them they have over 50 years’ experience in traffic engineering, highway and streetscape design, transport modelling, transport planning, feasibility studies, business cases, development transport assessment and public and stakeholder engagement and consultation.
They are supported by a team of highly skilled senior technical staff. Alex Stebbings, Chris Attwood, Ruth Hunt and Andrew Graham also developed their skills at Colin Buchanan, and Joel Cockhill moved to NRP from Transport for London, having led the team designing the North-South Cycle Superhighway Route 6. Hadley Dickinson-Lovett joined in 2017, with a strong development transport and traffic modelling background. They also have a superb technical support and traffic modelling team of Efthymios Kollitiris, Gaja Perchiazzi and our most recent addition to the team, Dariusz Kozicki.
In the first three years, the traffic and transportation team has worked on over 100 projects. With a right-first-time ethos and attention to detail, they have demonstrated successful delivery of major projects on time, while providing outstanding value for money. They have built on a strong reputation for technical excellence and pride themselves on an understanding of clients’ requirements, which ensures they deliver sustainable, inclusive, affordable and, where necessary, innovative, scheme designs and solutions.
Our client base is broad, comprising both public and private sector organisations across the South of England and across London.
For the City of London Corporation, they worked on the award-winning and recently completed Aldgate project, where the Aldgate Square public realm has been made possible by closing a section of the old gyratory, creating new two way streets with improved pedestrian and cycle facilities linking in to Cycle Superhighway Route 2 along the A11 in the east of London. The traffic modelling and traffic management design also demonstrated successfully how traffic removal at Bank junction might be feasible, which helped to achieve the award-winning ‘Bank on Safety’ experimental scheme. They were also part of the team that delivered a ground-breaking Traffic Reduction Study, aimed at demonstrating the considerable benefits that can be achieved through careful management of vehicular access to city centres.
For City of Westminster, they worked on the Bond Street and Savile Row Public Realm Improvement Schemes, Brook Street/ Davies Street Two Way (cycle enhancement) scheme, Baker Street Two Way Project and Wigmore Street and Marble Arch pedestrian crossing schemes, all of which are in the final phases of construction or are already built. They continue to work on a range of major and more local streetscape enhancement and traffic management schemes including Hanover Square, Strand-Aldwych project, St James’s Street and Palace Forecourt, Oxford Street, and Villiers Street to name but a few.
Senior members of the NRP team have a considerable record of delivering schemes for London Borough of Camden, and are currently working on projects at Gospel Oak, Tufnell Park, Kentish Town Road, Camden Town and Tavistock Place, all involving development and enhancement of pedestrian, cycling and public transport amenity while ensuring that appropriate road network resilience is maintained.
Across the private sector, the NRP team has provided traffic engineering, traffic modelling, design and transport assessment support for major housing and commercial development projects in Cheshunt, Rochester, Hayes, Charfield and Watlington. They have provided transport advice to Madame Tussaud’s London, Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel, London Business School, as well as central London Estates and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) including Portman Estate, Northbank, Crown Estate, Great Portland Estates, Shaftesbury, Baker Street Quarter Partnership, Grosvenor Estate, Pollen Estate and New West End Company.
They are committed to delivering exemplar design solutions in today’s rapidly evolving environment where new and emerging technologies in traffic management and transportation present greater opportunity for innovation. Our aim is to continue to build on the achievements of the last 3 years and would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, project partners, co-consultants, sub-consultants and fellow NRP colleagues for all the amazing support and encouragement.