Multi-disciplinary consultancy Pell Frischmann has moved its Manchester office to Piccadilly House on the back of growth within its civil engineering, highways and traffic team.
The firm said that, headed by divisional director Matthew Davies, the Manchester-based team has expanded rapidly in the past year and a half, with a ten-fold increase in staffing numbers since July 2018, and a further five members of staff expected to join before the end of 2019.
Previously based at Acorn Business Park, close to the centre of Stockport, the team has now moved into the grade two-listed building on Piccadilly Gardens. The Stockport base will also be retained.
Recent hires include engineer and 3D digital designer Joan Moreno from WSP, and senior transport planner and public transport and sustainable transport specialist Alexandra Parkin, who joined in March from the Urban Vision partnership.
The team is currently providing modelling, design and development services to clients including Highways England, Homes England and Transport for Greater Manchester. It has also been progressing a 3D visual service to the industry, alongside its partner offices in Wakefield and Nottingham.
Current projects within the region include Blackpool’s £7m Quality Corridors central placemaking project; Horwich Loco Works link road in the Middlebrook retail park area close to Bolton; and a project around railway stations in Stockport.
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.”