Boost for Thames Valley property sector

Landowners and property developers in the Thames Valley can look forward to even more comprehensive transport planning support following the recent expansion of Motion’s Reading-based team.  Laura Fitzgerald is an established figure in the region’s property development circles, and has recently been welcomed aboard as the latest director.  Laura is also joined by Mark Fitzgerald, Claire Ashton, Lucas Burgess and Danny Roddy.  

Laura has advised both public and private sector clients across the Thames Valley, the Oxford to Cambridge corridor and southern England.  She brings a wealth of transport planning expertise, from site feasibility through to the application process, and has earned a strong reputation for her approachable nature, results-driven methods and provision of sound, pragmatic advice that works.

The expanded capabilities have been welcomed enthusiastically by Managing Director, Phil Bell.  “In Laura and our new colleagues we have a highly skilled and motivated group of professionals who will be joining forces with the indefatigable John Russell and our existing talented Thames Valley team to help take more of our clients’ schemes from vision to reality.  This reinforces Motion’s position as a leading problem-solving consultancy with a firm grasp of the region’s policy context and commercial drivers.”

Motion Director Laura FitzgeraldLaura says,I’ve lived and breathed the Thames Valley for many years.  As Board Director on the Thames Valley LEP and member of the Strategic Transport Forum, I see first hand a lot of the local issues and, recently, the lack of infrastructure investment and challenges associated with the cost of living.” 

 She continues, “Despite this, we live in exciting times.  The Elizabeth Line is open, town centre development continues apace in Reading, Newbury, Bicester and Oxford, and there is huge potential in the rest of the Thames Valley.  Motion is ideally placed to help clients navigate the challenges and maximise the opportunities; we’re very much at the heart of the new transport approach for development in the region.”     

Motion’s Thames Valley team can be contacted for a free preliminary discussion on 07484 897712, or by email:

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