Case study

Mayer Brown were appointed on behalf of Saville Jones Consultants in relation to the redevelopment of Edmonton Methodist Church and introduction of 24 residential units in the London Borough of Enfield.

Transport Planning
Infrastructure Design
Environmental Assessment

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The Edmonton Methodist Church Project

Mayer Brown provided transport consultancy services at Edmonton Methodist Church for the redevelopment of the church and introduction of 24 residential flats. The church aspires to redevelop their premises to accommodate their growing Sunday congregations and to build on their work within the local community, including offering facilities for both young people and the local community.

With the increase in gross floor area of the church of 563sqm and the introduction of 24 residential flats, the key challenge for Mayer Brown was to demonstrate there would be no material impact to the adjacent highway network whilst highlighting convenient sustainable travel modes. The challenge was to ensure the transport strategy was appropriate for the church expansion as well as the redevelopment and introduction of the 24 residential dwellings.

The development is currently still in the planning phase.

Mayer Brown’s Solution for the Edmonton Methodist Church Development

Mayer Brown prepared a Transport Statement to demonstrate to council officers and members that highway and transport matters have been appropriately considered and addressed.

To investigate the impact of the proposed development, an understanding of the existing operations affecting the local highway network was required. Car parking surveys were undertaken externally identifying that additional vehicles can be accommodated on the local highway network. As determined within the Transport Statement, it is anticipated that any additional trip generation and on-street parking demand as a consequence of the development proposals are anticipated to be minimal. Therefore, the proposed development is unlikely to have any material impact on the operation of the local highway network.

The Transport Statement outlines the wide variety and availability of public transport within the vicinity of the site. It also shows excellent access to a comprehensive network of on-road cycle routes and pedestrian routes, highlighting the suitability of the site for the proposed development.

The Contribution Towards a Graduate Transport Planner’s Development

The development at Edmonton Church encouraged me as a graduate to look at the broader concept, implementing what the church aspires for the benefit of the surrounding community whilst following the appropriate local standards to ensure the feasibility of the development. The project furthered my knowledge and understanding of the transport industry focusing on the local environment to encourage the use of sustainable travel and ensure an appropriate transport strategy.

Author: Isabelle Collins (University Student)

For more information, please contact Alec Philpott.


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