East Yorkshire transport firm LTP expands following national contract wins
Local Transport Projects directors Tony Kirby, seated, and Andy Mayo
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 23 Jan 2018
An East Yorkshire transport services firm has continued its expansion with the announcement of new offices, building on a series of recent contract wins.
Local Transport Project, headquartered in Beverley, specialises in transport development planning, traffic engineering and highway design services, and works throughout the UK.
To take advantage of contract winds across the UK, including transport assessments for a number of schools in the North West, the firm has announced it is expanding operations with a second base in Manchester.
In Hull, the firm has been contracted to work on transport assessment, highway design and work place travel planning for RB’s new £105m research and development centre of excellence on Dansom Lane.
Andy Mayo, LTP director, says the new offices will be a “landmark” for the expansion of the firm which has seen a number of new contracts across the UK in recent years.
He said: “We’ve come a long way since LTP set up in 2004 but this is a landmark occasion for us and an incredibly exciting opportunity.
“While LTP already works throughout the UK we feel that a base in Manchester will help us to better access the wider North West market and apply the expertise we have built up in our 14-year history to serve the thriving Manchester development market.
“It will also serve as an excellent base from which to further expand our local authority services.”
LTP has won recent contracts throughout the UK, including in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and has been appointed onto a number of local authority frameworks.
This includes the national 664 Consultancy Services framework agreement for the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation and the Scotland Excel Engineering & Technical Consultancy Framework Contract.
LTP, based in Flemingate, serves the residential, commercial, health and retail sectors as part of the planning process as well as holding framework contracts with various local authorities and other public bodies.
The new offices, which opened this week, are on Princess Street in the heart of Manchester’s commercial centre, and will initially be staffed by two senior engineers, Aimee Dunne and Ryan Penn, with support from LTP’s head office team.
Its recent local authority and private sector work includes transport planning and highway design for large new secondary Free Schools across London and the South East, as well as transport assessments for 12 expanded schools across the North West.
The firm has also been developing ‘cycle superhighway’ designs for Cardiff Council and transport planning for a 1,000 home scheme with a large leisure complex at Loudoun Castle near Kilmarnock.
Mr Mayo said that the firm is also looking to increase recruitment for the new offices, helping to develop the business and its national reach.
He said: “We are also looking to expand the Manchester office with additional employees in the short- to medium-term.
“This will not only allow us to develop the business but also enable us to offer rewarding professional roles to existing and new employees.
“LTP has a well-established track-record in nurturing professional talent from recruiting through paid internships leading to permanent roles, hiring graduates and apprentices and sponsoring staff through professional qualifications and Masters degree courses.
“We want the very best employees and we want the best for our employees.”