Growth Drives Move to Manchester City Centre

Following the rapid growth of the Highways, Traffic and Civil Engineering Teams, Pell Frischmann Manchester has upscaled to new premises.

The relocation to a bigger and more central address is a demonstration of the success achieved so far; the new location will enable the team to continue to grow and further develop their client basis. Now in Piccadilly House in the North Quarter of the city centre, the 11-strong team enjoys an open-plan, contemporary workspace.

Specialising in civil engineering, highways, traffic, transport, and residential infrastructure solutions, the team is currently providing modelling, design and development services to high profile clients, such as Highways England, Homes England and Transport for Greater Manchester. It has also been pioneering the development of a 3D visual service to the wider industry, alongside its partner offices in Wakefield and Nottingham.

Its current project roster in the North West includes:

  • Blackpool Quality Corridors – A £7M placemaking project in Blackpool’s town centre to improve traffic flow, journey time reliability and ease congestion;
  • Horwich Loco Works Link Road – A £262M scheme to connect Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich Parkway railway station and part of the M61;
  • Merseyside Travel Framework - A four-year framework covering disciplines across Merseytravel’s offices, bus stations and ferry terminals. The team will be working on eight lots ranging from rail engineering to topographical surveys;
  • Stockport Railway Station – A feasibility study of building four new stations in Stockport to improve access and links to the city centre.

The team’s expansion, to a new base in Manchester’s ‘M1’ postcode, exemplifies the ambitions of Pell Frischmann and follows similar moves by the Edinburgh, Luton and Nottingham teams in the past year. The consultancy, which is best known for its role in development and re-development of the iconic Centre Point building in central London, boasts a UK-wide presence and also has teams in major cities including Birmingham, Exeter and London.

Matthew Davies said:

“This move comes at an exciting time for the North of England and North Wales – given the recent growth and significance of Greater Manchester, Liverpool and North West to our national economy. We believe our expert team, here in the north-west, is well-positioned to support the region’s development with forward-thinking, innovative, and creative solutions to its infrastructure challenges. Being situated in the heart of Manchester will provide a superb base for this, and I’m confident we’ll be using this a stepping stone to further expansion.”

Amenities in the building include on-site parking, fully-equipped conference facilities and syndicate rooms, discreet break-out spaces and a lounge area for employees and clients.

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