Travel plan efficiency delivers cost savings

A framework travel plan helped secure planning permission for a new industrial warehouse multi-let scheme at Egham Business Park. Located at the entrance to Thorpe Industrial Estate, the 4.3 acre site contains 12 units built using the latest eco initiatives. Motion proposed that, given the number of units and potential occupants, an overarching travel plan should be prepared covering the business park. The company is working with each tenant to complete individual travel plans to satisfy the requirements of Surrey County Council.

The Motion team was subsequently appointed to produce and coordinate implementation of the full plan. Jago Brown, Co-Founder and Project Manager, Goya Developments says, “Motion did the legwork in respect of the travel planning. Their consultants perform useful work in contacting and dealing with the tenants.”

The company recommended that additional proforma travel plans be compiled as each unit is let, taking into account speci­fic site and occupier details. The scheme has already attracted well-known companies, Screw­ x, Howdens Joinery, Sytner and Topps Tiles to pre-let ­five units. Motion consultant, Lizzie Stunt explains, “We persuaded Surrey County Council that this streamlined approach was the most efficient and cost-effective method.”

This article first appeared in the Winter 2017/18 issue of Insight

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