Transport planning specialist opens new office in Bristol

Jon Tricker

Jon Tricker

Transport planning specialist Phil Jones Associates (PJA) has opened a new office in Bristol.

PJA has taken the step of opening the branch at Temple Quay following a number of enquiries and new business wins in the South West area.

The office in Bristol, is its first in the South West.

Its existing client base in the region includes St. Modwen and a variety of public sector clients.

PJA has recruited Jon Tricker to head up the new office.

Jon said: “The Bristol Development Framework provides a structure for the future development of the city centre and has created a variety of building block opportunities for developers to act on for the next 20 years and more.

“There is a wealth of regeneration potential in Bristol and the region beyond and PJA can provide high quality transport planning expertise to assist with this.

“We have been open for a couple of weeks now and are already talking to a number of private and public sector developers in the area.”

Phil Jones, founder of Phil Jones Associates, added: “We are delighted to be establishing a permanent presence in the South West having continually worked in the region for a number of years on projects such as Firepool in Taunton.

“Jon is a hugely experienced transport planning expert and will be an important addition to our team. He will be supported by staff from our offices in Birmingham and Reading whilst we look to recruit locally.”

Having established in 2003, PJA has been steadily expanding with an office opening in Reading last July and a new Manchester base planned for later this year.

The firm has a workforce of more than 25 people and works alongside national private and public sector developers including St. Modwen, Bloor Homes, TfL and Birmingham City Council.