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

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.

Residential Projects

Residential Projects

TPHS have a wealth of experience of successfully developing transport strategies for all types of residential sites throughout London and the South of England, from access and design advice for a handful of units right through to provision of support for large strategic sites including representations and evidence to Local Plan or Planning Inquiries.

Residential schemes present different ranges of challenges for each site including providing acceptable access to the site, developing with architects and clients a workable masterplan in terms of road and pavement alignment and widths and the provision of servicing and parking layouts on the scheme.

TPHS provides no-nonsense advice to clients and their project teams on the provision of all the above issues and challenges, including challenging the norm for access design and preparing and presenting evidence at various forums including Public Meetings, Public Inquiries and Local Plan Inquiries. A number of our recent successes and projects are detailed below along with historical projects that members of the TPHS team, including Steve Jones, has personally project directed previously at other employments.

Work inputs on residential projects may include some or all of the following:

  • Production of feasibility or due diligence advice to clients pre-purchase
  • Provision of layout advice in terms of parking layouts, road alignments, access solutions etc. and AutoTRACK plots of service vehicles accessing the site
  • Provision of detailed assessment of non-car strategies for sites
  • Advice in relation to additional public transport services in terms of potential costs and advice in relation to calculating the impacts
  • Provision of third party land constraints and any land ownership issues
  • Detailed trips assessment and models of trip generation for sites
  • Provision of highway modelling of junctions to assess impacts
  • Provision of Transport Assessment or Statements and Travel Plans to accompany planning applications
  • Negotiations with local authorities
  • Provision of expert witness evidence and attendance at Public Inquiries

A selection of recent projects includes:

Hambrook, Chichester, Client – Akehurst Homes

Green Point, Colindale, Client – Mar City Homes

Church Lane, New Romney, Client – Akehurst Epps Ltd

Forton Road, Chard, Client – Millbrook Homes Ltd

Woodcote Road, Wallington, Client – Wallington Estates LLP

Sutton Court Road, Sutton Town Centre, Client – Lodgecrest Ltd

United Reformed Church Site, Lenham – Client Akehurst Homes Ltd

Former Dairy Crest Site, Windlesham, Client – Runnymede Homes Ltd

Wycliffe, Stokenchurch – Supported Living Village, Client – Salmon

TPHS employees have also undertaken significant residential and mixed use schemes at their previous employment, with Steve Jones undertaking the role of Project Director on schemes such as:

  • Westfield London
  • Former RAF sites Mill Hill and Uxbridge
  • West Hendon Development
  • Heygate Estate, Elephant and Castle
  • Sittingborne Urban Expansion
  • Embassy Gardens, Battersea Nine Elms
  • White City OAPF
  • Upper Lea Valley OAPF
  • Fulham Wharf
Vissim Modelling

Vissim Modelling

Vissim Model Update – TPHS were appointed by DHB to produce a composite VISSIM micro-simulation model of the A20 corridor which would also connect and model the current throughput and activities at the Eastern Docks ferry terminal.

The model is in the process of being updated from two previous models set up to assess the Port operations. One model of the A20 was previously produced to assess the impact of the Terminal 2 development proposals at the western docks which was granted consent under a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) in 2011. the other model was produced in 2011 to provide an assessment of Terminal 1 operations and proposed changes to on site facilities at the Port.

The model covers 12 junctions including the A20 corridor and some in the Town Centre. The A20 covers the area from Western Heights roundabout to the Eastern Docks roundabout and also the on site operations within the Port. A series of 18 hour video surveys has also been commissioned to update and validate the model.