Full Transport Planning services from inception and feasibility through to planning, post-permission and detailed design.
We work with everyone from developers to local authorities, in the private and public sectors. Our projects range in scale from single unit developments through to large scale town centre regeneration and urban extensions. Our work includes Transport Assessments, Transport Planning, Accessibility Planning, Transport Modelling and Safety Audits.
Our highly experienced teams also provide expert witness and appeal support for public inquiries and court hearings.
We operate from regional offices across the UK, bringing local knowledge with national perspective. Transport Planning that is effective, sustainable and innovative.
We have an impressive track record of providing professional advice on a wide range of infrastructure projects. Our experienced team of design engineers and flood risk specialists work with both private and public sector clients to engineer solutions to your development problems.
Our enthusiastic in-house design teams utilise the latest highway design and drainage software to complement their technical and management skills, enabling us to deliver highway infrastructure projects on time and budget.
We have a passion for the precision required to deliver your highway infrastructure projects and our design teams work closely with our transport planning teams to provide a seamless transition from planning through design to implementation on site.
We offer our wealth of experience to assist with contract administration and supervision roles, ensuring designs are not only implemented but signed off by the adopting authority.
We have an impressive track record in the design of rail interchanges, in relation to new stations and improvements to existing stations.
Our Skills range from the initial feasibility studies demonstrating how an interchange could operate in the future to allow for growth in different access modes, through to work in relation to the detailed implementation of new and improved stations, including the pedestrian capacity studies to ensure the Station is correctly designed and the detailed operational plans demonstrating how the Bus Interchange, the Taxi Set Down and Pick Up, the vehicle interchange and the car parking would work.
A lot of our projects relate to how station interchanges can be modified to create development opportunities at railway stations. We are very familiar with the Network Rail approvals criteria, in particular the GRIP Stages and the Forms 1,2,3 and 4 required as part of the Station Change Process.
We provide pre-planning advice, feasibility studies and screening assessments that enable clients to make financially informed decisions regarding site development.
Our services include detailed environmental monitoring and modelling, as well as delivery of technical reports in accordance with UK guidance and industry standards. We provide expert witness testimony and aid in the discharge of conditions, supporting the construction process in the post planning stage.
Areas of expertise include Construction Environmental Management, Acoustic and Vibration Assessment, Air Quality Assessment and Waste Management Strategy.
Road Safety Audit Standard HD 19/15 requires all strategic road schemes to have an independent Road Safety Audit.
A Road Safety Audit is a systemic process for checking the road safety of new schemes or amendments to existing highway features. We identify road safety problems and measures to eliminate or reduce the risk of incidents. Measures are based on sound safety principles and are cost proportionate to the scheme.
We provide detailed mapping for Design, Planning and Engineering purposes. Our services include Topographic and Engineering Surveys for detailed mapping of any site ranging from a single building plot to potential development areas of 1000+ houses, 3D Laser Scanning and Measured Building Surveys for accurate elevation and internal surveys of buildings both historical and modern. We also provide a Setting Out service for housing and structures and Survey Control to any coordinate systems using GPS and Total station.
In addition, we can provide more bespoke information such as hydrological and flood plain mapping for Flood Risk Assessment.
If you have a requirement for the capture of spatial data contact our experienced team to discuss the most efficient way of capturing and presenting this information.
Who we do it for
We work with a wide range of professionals including architects, surveyors, local authorities and Highways England.
We bring expertise and technical knowhow to professionals in the planning stages of a project. This ensures the success of each project, eliminating the cost of amending design once the construction process is underway. Through Highways and Infrastructure Design, Transport Modelling and Data Services to Transport Planning and Environmental Assessment.
We guide and assist developers through all stages of a project, from pre-planning to construction.
We work on all aspects of Urban Design and Regeneration, including Flood Risk Assessment, Transport Infrastructure, Acoustics and Pollution Prevention and Control.
Whether it is a one unit dwelling or a major development, we work with builders to create innovative and sustainable structures that meet client needs and legislative guidance.
We work with builders by giving pre-planning advice that guides the building process through requirements such as Sustainable Drainage Systems, Noise and Vibration Control, Waste Management and Transport Access.
Whether you are planning on developing your land or if you are affected by adjacent development, Mayer Brown has the experience and expertise that you need.
We undertake site monitoring and provide supervision of construction plans. We help you to make financially informed decisions regarding site development and to progress through all stages of the planning application progress. When necessary, we provide expert witness testimony and appeal support.
Mayer Brown’s engineers and specialists enable you to manage your project according to your client’s requirements and within legislative guidance.
We undertake detailed environmental monitoring and modelling, providing technical reports in accordance with UK guidance and accepted industry standards.
How we helped others
Mayer Brown was appointed by Countryside Zest a joint venture between Countryside Properties and London & Quadrant to advise in relation to the planned new railway station.
Mayer Brown was appointed by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd to design and deliver an improvement to Crown Square Roundabout, the focal point of Matlock Town Centre.
Mayer Brown is working with Grainger plc at West of Waterlooville Major Development Area (MDA) in Hampshire to develop a site to provide 2550 new homes, infrastructure, a new school, community facilities and amenity areas.
What clients say about us
Mayer Brown’s approach to Environmental Management throughout the project has been substantial and the knowledge about the site itself was invaluable to Careys Civil Engineering for delivering a high quality job. The consistently professional manner in which environmental concerns were addressed was second to none. Their collaborative, open door approach has ensured we have been able to work together and achieve a high environmental standard across site.
I have used Mayer Brown’s services over a period of many years and have always found them to be very professional, knowledgeable and innovative when it comes to resolving today’s highways issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them
We have worked with Mayer Brown for many years and have found them to be completely reliable, communicative and their practical approach to getting the job done ensures they always get the right result. In one word, excellent!
I have worked with Gavin Toogood and Mayer Brown on a number of projects and can highly recommend the professional service. On one scheme in Colwell, IW Gavin designed a scheme which saved the client money and time by coming up with a cost effective solution to the Council's highways concerns. His work enabled the application to be granted in a timely manner. The client was delighted!
Enormous thanks to Gavin and Mayer Brown on sorting out my EA licence on a sewage system that is servicing a population of 29. The septic tank needed to be upgraded following an EA inspection and the resulting work involved pumping a 400 metre run of pipe to a running waterway in an environmentally sensitive area. The system required an EA licence and the sale of the property was dependant on the licence being granted. This had been hanging over me for a while and after battling with the EA paperwork for a week and making no progress I was given Mayer Brown’s name and Gavin took over the whole problem. The licence was granted quickly and efficiently. Enormous thanks to Gavin.