Halcrow worked successfully with Worcestershire County Council to bid for £3.25 million from the Community Infrastructure Fund for a bus corridor to enhance sustainable transport provision in a congested area to the west of Worcester.
The corridor lies at the western end of the A44 Bromyard Road, a key arterial transport route linking the west and north-west of the city. Physical infrastructure works and priority signalling are being used to create a high quality, reliable bus service which links areas of housing growth on the west of the city and the city centre.
Work began on implementing the project in August 2010 and is being managed by Halcrow. The scheme is expected to be completed in spring 2011.
Project challenges and goals
- to secure £3.25 million of funding for the planned development
- to provide a high quality public transport corridor which would also allow the release of housing in a development growth area
- to allow residents in the north and west of the city to access employment, health, education, retail and leisure facilities across Worcester
We steered the project through the inception, design, consultation and negotiation stages to successfully submit the final business case, on behalf of Worcestershire County Council, to the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport, the funding and decision making bodies.
- a team of 20 staff who worked on every aspect of the initial bid process
- a first stage initial expression of interest on behalf of Worcestershire County Council
- a second stage full business case which was developed in association with Worcestershire County Council
- full management of all aspects of the project during the construction phase. This includes: topographical surveys, environmental assessment, public consultation and exhibitions and developer consultation
Outcomes and achievements
Halcrow led a successful bid process for £3.25 million of central government funding. The funds will facilitate a sustainable transport project which will support growth and widen access to jobs and services.