New and existing infrastructure in Milton Keynes is set to be developed and improved by engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP.

Appointed by Milton Keynes Council, WSP will deliver a Transport Infrastructure Plan which will help define the mobility strategy to meet the growth and demand of Milton Keynes.

The Planning and Advisory team at WSP will develop a practical plan to align with medium term investments in the Council’s Local Transport Strategy over the next 10-15 years, as well as with longer term changes in planning, housing and employment.

The team will develop and prioritise transport infrastructure whilst supporting new and effective mobility technologies, including new forms of mass transit, shared vehicles, mobility as a service, connected and autonomous vehicles, transit orientated growth and walkable neighbourhoods.

“We are delighted to bring our Future Mobility expertise together with our unrivalled knowledge of Milton Keynes to deliver a new Transport Infrastructure Plan” says Adrian Hames, Project Director at WSP. “With a focus on Future Ready, we will be ensuring that we embrace changes in externalities such as technology, community requirements and climate change to meet the needs of Milton Keynes Council’s infrastructure.”

The six-month project will expand on previous WSPs work in the area including the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway Study for DfT and Transport Strategy Evidence Base for England’s Economic Heartland within our interactive WSP ProjectView tool.

The final plan will be delivered in early 2019 with options to be discussed between WSP and Milton Keynes Council in December.  

For further information please contact Katie Brown on katie.brown@wsp.com, 02030572228 / 07899776923   

 

Notes to editors

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

With 7,800 talented people in the UK and more than 43,600 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, the re-development of London Bridge Station, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network. www.wsp.com/uk  

About ‘Future Ready’

‘Future Ready’ is WSP’s global innovation programme to see the future more clearly and to work with our clients to develop solutions that are both ready for today and for the future we anticipate.  It’s a unique programme – covering future societies, technology, resources and climate – delivering stronger client advice and positioning WSP at the heart of creating a future resilient, prosperous and sustainable society.  With Future Ready WSP is helping our clients prepare for future realities such as self-driving cars, ubiquitous renewables, ultra-flexible places, more severe weather events and increasing loneliness.