Spatial planning has a major influence on traffic movement and growth on the Strategic Road Network (SRN). To support sustainable economic development and regeneration, traffic growth will need to be accommodated whilst ensuring a balance with Highways England’s objectives set out in Strategic Business Plan (2015-2020) and the Delivery Plan (2015-2020
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, provides expert consultancy that covers the full project lifecycle. We build strong client relationships by understanding the challenges they face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality.
Atkins has been working for The Crown Estate for 20 years, developing a public realm strategy to raise the quality of the buildings, streets, and spaces around the client’s two urban estates in the West End, namely Regent Street and St. James’s.
Southampton City Council identified the need for an updated pedestrian wayfinding system to promote walking and aid navigation across the city. A prototype on-street signage system was initially developed and tested in-situ as part of the Southampton Legible City initiative.
A key aspiration of the programme was to improve the image, identity and user experience of Southampton for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is a major asset in the development of the UK’s life science research, teaching and healthcare industries. It is a growing generator of travel demand, with 17,250 staff and 14,500 visitors each day.
Network Rail required 7 Asset Management Plans (AMPs) for their major structures on their Anglia route to estimate the Whole Life Costs (WLC) and the associated interventions (Life Cycle Planning) for each of the structures. In addition, Atkins complied the entire report which included information about the structure location and history, as well as structure management and asset management policies and objectives.
The Asset Information Group (AIG) at Highways England commissioned the DAM team to deliver a managed service to use the ‘Structures Asset Management Planning tool’ (the Structures Toolkit) to analyse over 6000 bridges and culverts to:
HS2 commissioned the DAM team to develop a tool that supported analysis of the whole Life Cycle Cost of HS2. The tool was used in comparing early design phase options for various asset types, including structures. The DAM team developed a scenario-builder that incorporated initial construction cost and future Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs, such as inspection, maintenance and replacement of components.
The new code of practice for Well-managed Highway Infrastructure (WMHI), developed by the DAM team in 2016, is the reference document for Asset Management for Local and Highway Authorities in the UK. It is endorsed by DfT and used in conjunction with the Self-assessment questionnaire to assess how much funding DfT provides to Local Authorities for asset maintenance. Hence, it is important for LAs to comply with the CoP and show improvements in asset management maturity.
The New Eastern Villages is one of the largest greenfield developments in the country. It will consist of 8,000 homes, new schools, employment spaces and community and leisure facilities. In an effort to mitigate the impact of the new traffic generated from this, Swindon Borough Council has proposed a number of infrastructure improvement schemes. Key cycling and pedestrian routes will also be incorporated in the development.
FLOURISH was a multi-sector collaboration, which helped advance the successful implementation of CAVs in the UK by developing services and capabilities that link user needs and system requirements, maximising the benefits of CAVs for users and transport authorities.