Pell Frischmann Appointed as West Yorkshire Mass Transit Design Development Partner

Pell Frischmann is delighted to have been appointed as a consultant, on behalf of the McBains consortium, for the Design and Placemaking Development Partner commission for the West Yorkshire Mass Transit program, being developed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).

With a population of 2.3 million and an economy of nearly £70 billion, West Yorkshire is the largest metropolitan area in Europe without an urban transit system.

The McBains Consortium (including partners Jacobs, Pell Frischmann, Egis, Re-form Landscape architects, Fore Consulting and Gattica Associates) was appointed through the Crown Commercial Services Project Management & Full Design Team Services Framework RM3741, and will support the Combined Authority in turning their mass transit vision into future-made designs that better connect West Yorkshire’s most important places, help combat climate change, support a green and inclusive recovery, and improve health and wellbeing for residents as part of re-balancing of the U.K. economy.

The ambitious network is a signature scheme of West Yorkshire’s devolution deal with government and is proposed to extend across all parts of the City region to maximize benefits –serving Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale.

Damian Kilburn, Pell Frischmann’s Highways and Transportation Sector Director said:

We are delighted to be working with McBains and Jacobs on this transformational project to deliver a world-class mass transit system for West Yorkshire. Our in-depth knowledge of the Region and our experience delivering the Midland Metro will be invaluable in delivering a successful project for WYCA.

Pell Frischmann is excited to be working with its partners and WYCA to help support the continued growth of West Yorkshire and its surrounding areas.

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