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AXIS is pleased to welcome two new members of staff to its expanding Landscape Team

Graeme Rosser is a Chartered Landscape Architect and has over 25 years’ experience in the masterplanning, designing, implementing and assessment of landscape schemes. The range of projects he has worked on include infrastructure schemes, residential developments, care homes, gasification plants and many others. Graeme will be expanding his repertoire by working on delivery of Environment Agency flood defence schemes in the north west and will also be seconded to Environment Agency part-time as part of its National Environmental Assessment Service.

Amy Furness is a post graduate Landscape Architect, who also has ecology and environmental management strings to her bow. Amy has worked on a variety of landscape design schemes and will support her AXIS colleagues across all disciplines. With the wide range of projects in which AXIS is involved she is certain to rapidly acquire good experience to support her progress to professional qualification.

AXIS is also pleased to announce the appointment of two members of staff to its Chester Planning team:

Siân Hayle was appointed in December 2017 as a Senior Planning Consultant. Siân is a Chartered Town Planner with over five years’ experience in the private sector. She has filled a role as both Project Manager on a number of significant planning proposals as well as acting as assistant to AXIS Senior Management on major EIA infrastructure projects. Siân will be widening her experience working on a variety of minerals, waste, residential and industrial development projects over the next twelve months.

Laura Mackey was appointed in December 2016 as a Planning Consultant. During her period of employment with AXIS, Laura has already developed experience assisting and leading on a variety of complex planning projects including, amongst other things; wind farm development, flood defence schemes, gas peaking plants, residential development, manufacturing and pipeline development projects. Laura is working towards her RTPI Membership and has already proven herself to be an integral part of the Planning Team.

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AXIS helps Environment Agency to Win Award at ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards 2018

AXIS helped the EA to prepare its winning submission in the Community Category of the ICE NW Civil Engineering Awards 2018, announced 9 March at the Awards Ceremony, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool. The EA was delighted to be presented with this prestigious award, beating off competition from other major engineering projects in the northwest including Mersey Gateway.

The winning team being presented with their award

The ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) judging panel was clearly satisfied that the completed scheme ticked all the qualifying criteria. The award recognises the considerable effort given to satisfying the needs of the local community and other key project partners affected by the flood defence scheme.

The submission celebrated the completion of the £34 million Mersey Warrington flood risk management scheme, which AXIS has been involved in for the last 6 years. The scheme will leave legacies of: significant public realm improvements for Knutsford Road and Victoria Park; nature conservation enhancements for the Twiggeries; improved connectivity along the river through improved cycleways and footpaths; and interpretation of features of heritage importance.

More details of the award and other shortlisted projects can be found at the following link:
https://www.ice.org.uk/about-ice/near-you/uk/north-west/awards/north-west-civil-engineering-awards

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AXIS is looking to appoint a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner in the Company’s Transport Planning Team

As a consequence of our expanding workload, AXIS is looking to make appointments in the Company’s Transport Planning team based in Wilmslow, South Manchester. The team currently work on a wide range of projects across the UK including the preparation of Transport Statements / Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Feasibility Appraisals, input to Environmental Statements and the provision of Expert Witness services at Public Inquiries.

AXIS is looking for a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner that offer the following skills:

Role requirements:

  • Undertake surveys and analysis of transport conditions
  • Assist in the preparation of the transport documents for planning applications, including Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
  • Provide inputs to multi-disciplinary studies and environmental assessments, including routeing strategies and traffic management

Desirable qualifications / experience include:

  • Degree in Geography / Civil Engineering / Town Planning or similar. MSc in Transport Planning would be advantageous but not essential.
  • A high standard of communication skills and the ability to work and engage with a range of external stakeholders such as clients, local authority officers and members of the public.
  • An ability to present information in a clear, accurate and professional format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Previous experience in Transport Planning is not essential although familiarity and some experience of working with industry-standard transport analysis software, e.g. JUNCTIONS8, LINSIG, TRICS, TRANSYT, etc, and a good working knowledge of CAD / AutoTRACK would be advantageous.

The role of Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a strong professional team that boasts an enviable record of delivering successful development schemes on behalf of a wide range of clients.

If you believe that you have the qualities to help us meet our client needs and help our business grow, please send a CV and expression of interest to enquiries@axisped.co.uk.

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AXIS is looking to appoint a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner in the Company’s Transport Planning Team

As a consequence of our expanding workload, AXIS is looking to make appointments in the Company’s Transport Planning team based in Wilmslow, South Manchester. The team currently work on a wide range of projects across the UK including the preparation of Transport Statements / Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Feasibility Appraisals, input to Environmental Statements and the provision of Expert Witness services at Public Inquiries.

AXIS is looking for a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner that offer the following skills:

Role requirements:

  • Undertake surveys and analysis of transport conditions
  • Assist in the preparation of the transport documents for planning applications, including Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
  • Provide inputs to multi-disciplinary studies and environmental assessments, including routeing strategies and traffic management

Desirable qualifications / experience include:

  • Degree in Geography / Civil Engineering / Town Planning or similar. MSc in Transport Planning would be advantageous but not essential.
  • A high standard of communication skills and the ability to work and engage with a range of external stakeholders such as clients, local authority officers and members of the public.
  • An ability to present information in a clear, accurate and professional format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Previous experience in Transport Planning is not essential although familiarity and some experience of working with industry-standard transport analysis software, e.g. JUNCTIONS8, LINSIG, TRICS, TRANSYT, etc, and a good working knowledge of CAD / AutoTRACK would be advantageous.

The role of Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a strong professional team that boasts an enviable record of delivering successful development schemes on behalf of a wide range of clients.

If you believe that you have the qualities to help us meet our client needs and help our business grow, please send a CV and expression of interest to enquiries@axisped.co.uk.


AXIS Donate Much Needed Fans to Manchester Children’s Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU)

In December AXIS was delighted to donate four Dyson Air Multiplier Fans to the Manchester Children’s Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU). Children undergoing a bone marrow transplant are hospitalised for anywhere between several weeks to six months. Throughout this time they are cared for in isolation, unable to leave their cubicle throughout their stay. The chemotherapy based treatment can cause huge spikes in patients core temperature, but due to the strict air filtering systems used within the unit only the high specification Dyson Air Fans are permitted. Unfortunately the BMTU has been unable to fit these within a number of the cubicles due to budget restrictions.

Over the last two months, the BMTU has been caring for Henry Adams, the son of one of our Directors, and as a result the work they do has become very close to our hearts. With the donation of these four fans each unit is now fully equipped.

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AXIS Transport Planning Assist in Securing Planning Consent and Scheme Delivery for Clients

AXIS Transport Planning Assist in Delivering Byway Diversion to Assist Quarry Operations
AXIS Transport Planning have worked with Cemex UK at their Doveholes Quarry facility to design and deliver new S278 highway works associated with the diversion of a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) along the site’s revised northern operational boundary. AXIS staff project managed the design of the works and the organised appropriate Road Safety Audits and Design Amendments. The works were recently completed on site to the satisfaction of Derbyshire County Council and now in use by pedestrian, cycle and 4×4 vehicle users.

AXIS Transport Planning Help Secure Consent for New Care Home in Evesham, Worcestershire
AXIS Transport Planning was a key part of the consultancy team that has successfully secured planning consent for a new 65-bed Care Home in Evesham, Worcestershire. AXIS provided detailed highways and transport input to the project including preparation of a formal Transport Assessment and Travel Plan.

Planning Consent Secured for New MRI Scanning Unit and Car Park at Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Stockport
AXIS Transport Planning formed part of the development team promoting a new MRI Scanning Unit and Car Park at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Stockport. AXIS’s role included the design of the car parking area, and preparation of a detailed Transport Assessment supporting the scheme. AXIS also undertook detailed survey work of staff and patients to inform a Travel Plan report which is now being implemented to promote sustainable access to the site.

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AXIS Appointed on the Amey Environmental Framework

AXIS is delighted to announce that they have been appointed as planning and environmental consultants on the Amey Environmental Framework. The Framework has been set up to centralise the environmental support required on Amey wide projects. AXIS has historically worked with a number of the companies within the Amey Group. Most notably we have provided planning support to AmeyCespa in the delivery of the Allerton Waste Recovery Park to service the North Yorkshire and City of York 25 year Waste Management Contract; and are currently providing planning and environmental services to AmeyCespa in the continuing development of the Waterbeach Waste Management Park in Cambridgeshire. In addition AXIS is appointed on numerous ongoing projects on behalf of Amey Highways and Amey LG.

Inclusion on the Amey Environmental Framework is made in recognition of the fact that AXIS has, and will continue to be, an important service provider to all parts of the Amey Group. AXIS is looking forward to providing support to the Amey Group on a variety of exciting future projects.

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AXIS Transportation Commissioned on Several Projects …

AXIS Lead to Deliver Planning Consent for New Industrial Estate Link Road Scheme
AXIS acted as project coordinator and lead consultant in preparing a detailed planning application for a new 360m access road and junction connection to the A519 to serve the Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate in Staffordshire. AXIS provided highway design / transport planning services, planning & landscape input and the direct management of other specialist noise, air quality and ecology sub-consultants. The project gained planning consent in September 2015.

AXIS Transport Planning Help Secure Consent for New Care Home in Kidlington, Oxfordshire
AXIS Transport Planning was a key part of the consultancy team that has successfully secured planning consent for a new 70-bed Care Home in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. AXIS provided detailed highways and transport input to the project including preparation of a formal Transport Assessment and Travel Plan.

AXIS Deliver Planning Consent for the Reconfiguration of Car Parking at Kings School, Chester
AXIS Transport Planning was engaged by Kings School Chester to provide car park design and management advice for the reconfiguring of on-site parking arrangements at the school to address historical student drop-off and collection issues. AXIS also coordinated the planning application for the scheme, which gained planning consent in July 2015.

AXIS Transport Planning Busy Working on New Projects in Manchester
Following our success as part of the technical team that secured consent for the AXIS Tower residential scheme at Deansgate Locks in Manchester, AXIS Transport Planning have been engaged by Property Alliance Group to work with them on developing further residential, leisure and employment projects across the city. AXIS input has included site masterplan input, car park management & design, and the design of sustainable transport improvements. We look forward to a number of these schemes being submitted for planning later in the year.

AXIS Transport Planning Secure New Residential Commissions
AXIS Transport Planning have recently been commissioned to provide transport planning support for emerging residential development projects Rochdale, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire East, Flintshire and Denbighshire.

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AXIS has strengthened their Transport Planning Team

In response to our growing workload, AXIS has strengthened the Transport Planning team in our Wilmslow office. The existing team, led by Andrew Bell, has been joined by Susan Haslam as Technical Director and Tom Reader as a Consultant.

Susan was previously at FMW Consultancy where she was responsible for the setting up of a new North West office. Susan has over 18 years experience as a specialist traffic and transport engineer gained in the South East and North West of the UK. She has worked on a range of transport project work in both the public and private sector and advises clients on transport engineering and development issues covering traffic issues, safety, management, environmental assessment and transport assessments for all types of new development.

Tom joins as a Consultant to support the senior AXIS staff members, having previously worked at JMP and Royal HaskoningDHV.

We welcome both Susan and Tom to AXIS and look forward to working with them to further improve our service to clients.

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AXIS is looking to make appointments in the Company’s Transport Planning Team

As a consequence of our rapidly expanding workload, AXIS is looking to make appointments in the Company’s Transport Planning team based in Wilmslow, South Manchester. The team currently work on a wide range of projects across the UK including the preparation of Transport Statements / Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Feasibility Appraisals, input to Environmental Statements and the provision of Expert Witness services at Public Inquiries.

AXIS is looking for candidates that offer the following skills:

Transport Planner / Senior Transport Planner

A graduate in Transportation Planning / Engineering related subject, with a minimum of two years’ experience in development transport planning. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • A good basic knowledge of all aspects of transport planning for developments – from scheme feasibility appraisal through to the preparation of formal transport assessments and traffic engineering / preliminary highway design;
  • Familiarity and some experience of working with industry-standard transport analysis software, e.g. JUNCTIONS8, LINSIG, TRICS, TRANSYT, etc;
  • Understanding and experience of working in the planning regulatory framework and a working knowledge of transport and development-related planning policy;
  • A track record of having assisted / been responsible for the preparation of technical reports and the delivery of work in line with quality, time and budget constraints;
  • A high standard of communication skills and the ability to work and engage with a range of external stakeholders such as clients, local authority officers and members of the public.

A working knowledge of CAD / TRACK in the preparation of preliminary highway layout drawings and other supporting plans and illustrations would be of advantage.

The role of Transport Planner / Senior Transport Planner would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a strong professional team that boasts an enviable record of delivering successful development schemes on behalf of a wide range of clients.

Principal Transport Planner / Associate

A graduate (MSc / MEng desirable) in a Transportation Planning / Engineering related subject or equivalent, with a minimum of five years’ experience in development transport planning consultancy. Candidates would be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • A sound understanding of all aspects of transport planning for developments – from scheme feasibility appraisal through to the preparation of formal transport assessments and traffic engineering / preliminary highway design;
  • Good experience of working with industry standard transport analysis software, e.g. JUNCTIONS8, LINSIG, TRICS, TRANSYT, etc;
  • Understanding and experience of working in the Planning Regulatory framework and a working knowledge of transport and development related planning policy;
  • A high standard of communication skills and a proven ability to work and engage with a range of external stakeholders such as clients, local authority officers and members of the public;
  • The ability to prepare and work to a detailed project brief delivering high quality work, including the preparation and coordination of technical reports, whilst monitoring the progress / input of junior staff;
  • The ability to deliver projects within agreed timescales and budget constraints, whilst meeting quality expectations;
  • Experience of monitoring the financial status and progress of projects from inception through to completion;
  • Preparation of fee proposals in response to client requests and / or assistance in the preparation of multi-disciplinary project bids for transport elements;
  • An interest in taking an active role in the winning of work and supporting AXIS’ business promotion activities, including the development of existing and new client relationships.

The role of Principal Transport Planner / Associate would suit a highly motivated individual with developing project management abilities, who is seeking to play a key part in the continued development and expansion of a dynamic business.

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