The Nottingham team’s new office, on Mansfield Road close to Victoria Centre, provides an open-plan space for its 20 members of staff, and includes on-site parking space, two meeting rooms, a lounge area for employees and clients, and a modern kitchen. The office also comprises a riser-desk section, which has been created with a standing-height design board for discussion of large-scale project layouts and sit-stand desks that electronically rise to stand or lean height for staff with physical conditions.
Headed by Technical Director, Gary Bridges, the Nottingham team has grown exponentially in recent years with a 750% increase in staffing levels since it’s opening in the city in 2017, as well as the introduction of a graduate and apprenticeship programme for local talent.
Specialising in Highway design, the team also provides planning, modelling, transport and traffic development services to clients such as Highways England. It is also pioneering the development of a 3D visuals service to the wider industry. Its current project roster includes:
- The Etruria Valley – A vital gateway infrastructure project that will open economic development opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent;
- The A69 – A £30M Highways England scheme to re-engineer two major junctions to enhance connectivity regional;
- The Midland Metro Alliance – A £1.2Bn project to design, programme and deliver the West Midlands tram network.
Its expansion to a larger office space illustrates the development and ambitions of Pell Frischmann, following similar moves by the Edinburgh, Luton and Manchester 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 has teams in major cities including Birmingham, Exeter and London.
Gary Bridges, who heads the Nottingham office, said:
“This move exemplifies the rapid growth of Pell Frischmann’s Transport and Land Division, and the development of our services across the Midlands. Here in Nottingham, there is a real desire to create a sustainable and thriving team and I’m confident that our new workspace will engender this and provide a stepping stone for further expansion.”