In the race to Net Zero, sustainable transport systems will play a vital role in securing a greener future for our society.

Our specialists deliver highly effective transport solutions to connect communities and places and help build a low carbon future. Our multidiscipline team delivers the full range of transportation schemes, from active travel and green transport initiative
s to transport hubs and major road, rail, marine and aviation projects. We support local authorities and regional transport bodies across the UK to help shape their strategies and deliver their transport objectives.

Our expertise covers transport assessments, modelling and traffic engineering in addition to detailed infrastructure design and delivery. We are also highly experienced at providing environmental assessments for noise, vibration and air quality, and delivering sustainable transport projects such as Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) to encourage active travel and healthy places.

We help our clients make informed decisions and provide key information to stakeholders and members of the public so they can understand the environmental impacts and benefits of planned transportation schemes. Our assessments are informative, whilst also making key recommendations to reduce environmental impact, strengthening planning proposals.

Our portfolio also includes multiple development led transport projects for the private sector, often involving advising clients at the public inquiry stage, as well as progressing detailed designs supporting transport infrastructure for industrial, commercial and residential developments. Together with our breadth of capability in environmental assessment and transport planning, our detailed knowledge of statutory requirements and local government procedures means we can manage projects throughout the public consultation and enquiry process.

Mark Terndrup

Mark Terndrup

Mark Terndrup
Managing Director
Building Services – South
Tel: +44 207 928 7888


Waterman bring extra skills and expertise to designing and delivering an ambitious programme within tight timeframes and to a restricted budget and are a pleasure to work with

Alexandra Crush, London Borough of Lewisham.

Featured Project

Waterman is working in partnership with Atkins to design a new bus interchange in Dudley for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The new facility replaces an existing bus station which is being relocated due to the route of a proposed extension to the Midland Metro Tram network.

Our specialists are supporting the development of a new concept layout based upon a ‘Drive in-Reverse out’ (DIRO) mode of use. The new bus interchange will provide connectivity with the proposed new metro stop and enhanced pedestrian and cycling links between Dudley Town Centre and the interchange.

Waterman is supporting the project from concept layouts through to planning, providing business case support and detailed design and construction support, subject to funding. Our experts are providing a range of services, including external infrastructure design incorporating highways, drainage and street lighting, Principal Designer role, environmental preplanning and planning support spanning ecology, noise and archaeology, flood risk assessment, geotechnical and geo-environmental investigations and design, road safety audits, new and amended traffic orders.

Following a detailed review of the project with WMCA it became apparent that the original brief did not provide a suitable long-term solution for bus operations in the area, resulting in WMCA acquiring an adjacent disused building. With this enlarged site we were able to develop an enhanced transport hub based upon the DIRO layout. The new arrangement also provided the opportunity for new retail space that WMCA could lease or sell.

The commission reached a milestone in June 2020 when the planning conditions were discharged, and the preliminary design was completed for a design and build procurement route. Waterman prepared the drawings, specification and contract documents for the tender and will be supporting WMCA during the tender evaluation process. In order to achieve this milestone, our team undertook further surveys and environmental tasks including ground investigation, bat surveys, arboricultural surveys and air quality assessments.

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