WSP hires director from Atkins for A6 bypass study

The Manchester office of global professional services firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester to undertake a feasibility study for the A6-M60 relief road, as part of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) programme.

In the March 2015 Budget Statement, the Government granted £350,000 to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to undertake a contemporary review of the case for the A6-M60 Relief Road, one of four relief road schemes recommended in the SEMMMS strategy.

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s transport and environmental teams will be involved in the year-long study which will examine the potential environmental impact, congestion relief and include a cost-benefit analysis of creating a relief road from A6 Hazel Grove junction to the M60 Bredbury intersection.

The proposed new road would also provide a link from the Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme, currently under construction, to the motorway.

The study will be led by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff director, Nasar Malik, who will join the company in July from Atkins where he was previously involved in the development of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road.

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has worked on a number of schemes in Stockport, most recently designing a masterplan for Stockport Station alongside design architect BDP and economic consultants Ekosgen.

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