Port of Dover

Port of Dover

TPHS have been retained by Port of Dover to advise on traffic, transport and highways impacts of projects at the port for the last 3 years. Prior to this Steve Jones, TPHS Director, was Project Director for the strategic Terminal 2 project which through a HRO provided the mechanism to create a second terminal at the Western Docks to provide additional capacity.

The Port has undertaken many projects over the last 3 years and TPHS have provided inputs in terms of detailed highways and transport technical notes, outline design of new infrastructure on the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project and also the creation of updated and detailed VISSIM models of both the A20 corridor and the T1 port operation.

Details of projects undertaken recently for the Port are:

A20 Design Works Tender

Union Street WIG WAG Assessment

Dock Exit Route Audit

A20 / T1 Vissim Model Development



Commercial Mixed use Projects

Commercial Mixed use Projects

TPHS provide advice to a number of clients for a range of commercial land and buildings. Inputs to project include provision of advice in relation to all modes of transport and assessment of the impacts of development using trip generation models which take into account potential for cross-visitation and trip linkage between uses on site or in the local area.

We have provided a range of reports including Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans and Service and Delivery strategies in addition to CTMP’s for developments which have been delivered successfully for our clients. Some of our recent projects include:

Elsenham Meadows, nr Stansted, Client – Cheergrey Properties

Farringdon Road, London, Client – Viridis Ltd

Maple House, City Road Islington, Client – Helical Bar Plc

King Street Hammersmith, Client – Helical Bar Plc

Confidential Mixed-Use sites, Client – Helical Retail Ltd

Residential Projects (Prior Notification)

Residential Projects (Prior Notification)

TPHS have significant experience of providing advice in relation to change of use applications and prior notification applications for B1 office use to C3 residential use. The bulk of the work involved requires assessing the access, parking and on-street impacts of the development.

In most cases, especially in London in high PTAL areas, conversion of C3 from B1 results in provision of a relatively low-level of on-site parking or no parking at all. In these, and other circumstances where parking is not provided off-street to the parking standards, highway authorities require a parking stress survey to accompany an application to show the impact of providing the changes in use on the existing parking stock in the area. The survey needs to be undertaken using the Lambeth Methodology over two nights of the week between 12.30 and 05.30.

TPHS provide Parking Impact Assessment reports and Transport Statements for these applications, which also include providing detailed assessment of local amenities which can be accessed within a short walk or cycle of the site.

Recent projects that TPHS have produced reports for include:

Justin Plaza, London Road Mitcham, Client – Lodgecrest Ltd

Other recent projects include:

1 Victoria Villas, Richmond, Client – Landmark Benevolent Foundation
19-21 Victoria Villas, Richmond, Client – Burgess Properties Ltd
50 Glentham Road, Barnes, Client – Private Client
64-66 and 80–82 Glentham Road, Barnes, Client – Beecholm Management Ltd
Kingsland Walk, Haggerston, Client – BlueCrown Investments Ltd
Evergreen House, Twickenham, Client – Marble Hill Developments Ltd

Work inputs to all of the above included commissioning a survey following the Lambeth Methodology and assessing parking stress in the area within the vicinity of the site. In addition, all the committed development schemes were taken into consideration prior to providing the client with an early heads up of the situation with committed development. Finally, production of a short parking report or Transport Statement was undertaken, including where appropriate a draft Unilateral Undertaking to prevent access to parking permits for the scheme and submitted with the planning application.

Hotels and Serviced Apartments

Hotels and Serviced Apartments

The Company has provided detailed inputs starting from initial feasibility and then support through planning for a range of hotel developments and a range of operators in the recent past. TPHS have experience of preparing detailed assessments and studies of the servicing, parking and drop-off arrangements at hotels. In addition, trips to and from the site by guests have been based on empirical research, searches of the TRICS database or through schemes that we have been involved with previously from which we have a wealth of data.

Work inputs on projects include:

• Preparations of detailed Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
• Preparation of detailed servicing and delivery strategies
• Advice to the client on layout, parking and drop-off
• Negotiations with a variety of highway authorities, including TfL
• Advice in relation to Section 278 works, including provision of drawings and costs

The recent schemes we have been involved in are:-

Matrix Aldgate Hotel, Client – Dorsett Hospitality

O2 Arora Hotel and Conference Centre, Client – Grove Developments Ltd

Cliveden House, Client – London and Regional Properties Ltd

City Road Serviced Apartments, Client – OCM Luxembourg Oliver’s Yard Apart Hotel SARL

Walkabout Shepherds Bush – Serviced Apartments, Client – Dorsett Hospitality Ltd




TPHS have provided technical inputs to a number of planning applications for children’s nurseries over the last few years. The work has been based on surveys at existing nurseries, both in terms of drop-off in general and mode share of parents dropping and collecting their child. TPHS have a broad knowledge base of the operation of the key drop-off parking and of the patterns of arrivals and departures by all modes at these facilities. The work included detailed assessment of the local catchment and census data to develop the argument for limited on-site drop-off and car use at the sites. We have successfully provided the following inputs on schemes:

  • AutoTRACK and design of drop-off
  • Preparation of Transport Assessment and Travel Plan
  • Negotiation of works and reports with highway authorities
  • Section 106 advice to client team

A selection of projects which have been undertaken and are either on-site under construction or completed and occupied are:-

Twickenham – St John’s Hospital, Client – Oak Lane Estates LLP

Kingston – Richmond Road, Client – SGJ Ventures LLP

Michael Johnstone, Cheergrey Properties

TPHS were a breath of fresh air on our project!

They understood our strategy and delivered a fantastic report for our submission to the Local Plan Call for Sites on our very large strategic development. They did a fantastic job in a short space of time. The work that they did proved invaluable and I would recommend them very highly.

Mike Melly – Development Director, MAR City developments

TPHS have an in depth wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects relating to transport and highways which means they can deal with complex and challenging issues and inform us what the best and most economic solutions are for our projects.

I have worked with Steve and Barrie for over 10 years on projects that have been both complicated and challenging and they have always delivered solutions that are cost effective and deliverable to our Programme.

Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMPs)

Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMPs)

The CTMP process has evolved over the last few years to encompass traffic assessments and to define impacts of construction vehicles of developments. Specifically, CTMPs are produced mainly for sites which have relatively large dig or fill elements such as basement digs, concrete structures or sites with proximity to other developments which could have significant need for larger construction vehicles.

TPHS have significant experience in providing these reports on behalf of clients on many basement developments and also larger construction impact sites. TPHS work with structural engineers, architects, project managers and clients to develop a bottom-up strategy which identifies numbers and types of vehicle and deliveries for development schemes. We then provide a timetable and indicative arrivals / departures profile for the construction vehicles, route identification and assessment via AutoTRACK as well as advice on on-site or kerbside access arrangements and the need for additional licences and/or traffic orders.
TPHs have not only provided reports but also follow-up with the applications for parking bay suspensions, temporary traffic orders and temporary crossover licences and designs as part of the process.

A selection of recent project experience includes:

The Glebe, Chelsea, Client – The Glebe, Old School Jersey Ltd

Herbert Crescent, Knightsbridge, Client – Private Client

Other recent projects include:-

Pembridge Crescent, Notting Hill, Client – Private Client
Cadogan Lane, Sloane Square, Client – Private Client
Glebe Place, King’s Road, Client – Private Client
Upper Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, Client – Private Client
Wedderburn Road, Camden, Client – Private Client
Lansdowne Walk, Holland Park, Client – Private Client
Hesper Mews, Earls Court, Client – Private Client
Sprimont Place, Kings Road, Chelsea, Client – Private Client

Work Inputs to all of the above included detailed assessment in terms of swept path analysis of routes and access by a range of delivery and construction vehicles and in terms of the development and assessment of loading / unloading arrangements, including any storage areas which could be provided. Providing detailed calculations by types and numbers for the movements of vehicles during the enabling works, basement dig, muck away and concrete and steel deliveries. In addition, providing a programme of works and timetable on a daily and weekly basis for the entire project including fit-out and handover. This included working out methods of construction to minimise impacts.

James Lench – Director, Akehurst Homes Ltd

Prior to any site promotion or purchase I always ask TPHS to give me their expert opinion on it. This has proved invaluable in identifying any potential show stoppers or abnormal costs in terms of highways and transport. Steve and the team have supported us on a number of recent successful applications and I would highly recommend them.

Alex J Arthur – Managing Director, BNB Developments

We have worked with Steve Jones and his team at TPHS Limited on three major projects and have enjoyed their “no nonsense” approach to our traffic studies, and more importantly negotiations with local planning authorities.

We have no hesitation in recommending TPHS, and look forward to working with them on our next major project later this year