Successful independent transport planning and traffic engineering business, Local Transport Projects (LTP) is opening a new office in Manchester to complement its existing base in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
LTP specialises in transport/development planning, traffic engineering and highway design services, and works throughout the UK, with 20 staff currently based at its Beverley office. It 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.
Andy Mayo (pictured), LTP director, 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.”
The new offices are located 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.
"We are also looking to expand the Manchester office with additional employees in the short- to medium-term,” added Mr Mayo. “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.”
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, including the national 664 Consultancy Services framework agreement for the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation and the Scotland Excel Engineering & Technical Consultancy Framework Contract.
Its local authority and private sector work includes transport planning and highway design for large new secondary Free Schools across London and the South East; transport assessments for 12 expanded schools across the North West; developing ‘cycle superhighway’ designs for Cardiff Council; transport assessment, highway design and work place travel planning for RB’s new £105m research and development centre of excellence in Hull; and transport planning for a 1,000 home scheme with a large leisure complex at Loudoun Castle near Kilmarnock.