Services provided include the following:
Highways & Transportation
Highways and transport planning advice
Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
Detailed design of highways, cycle routes, car parks, etc.
Liaising with highway authority in respect of S.38 / S.278 Agreements
Road Safety Audits
Parking Provision Assessments
Flood Risk Assessments
Drainage strategies for planning purposes
Flood Warning & Evacuation Plans
Detailed foul water and surface water / SuDS drainage design
Liaising with sewerage authority in respect of S.98 sewer requisitions, S.106 connection applications and S.104 adoption Agreements
Bespoke Environment Agency discharge permit applications
Environmental (dealt with by our Woking office)
Noise and air quality assessments
Construction Environmental Management Plans
Qualifications: EngTech MIHE
Gavin is an Infrastructure Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in highways and development projects, including planning, detailed design, road adoption, foul and surface water drainage, and flood risk.
Before joining Mayer Brown, he was an Assistant Highways Engineer in the Isle of Wight Council’s Highways Development Control Section for 12 years until 2009. A period as a self-employed Development Engineer preceded him joining Mayer Brown in 2012. He has extensive experience of liaising with developers and assessing their proposals in terms of road safety, transport policy, drainage design, flood risk implications and compliance with relevant guidance. More recently he has become increasingly involved in the submission of complex bespoke permit applications to the Environment Agency for a variety of construction works, as well as S98, 106, 104 and other applications to Southern Water.
In his present role he aims to provide cost-effective, technically acceptable solutions to the variety of infrastructure problems encountered within the planning and development field. He seeks to do this by applying common sense and his wealth of experience to issues, together with appropriate application of technical standards.
He became an Engineering Technician, registered with the Engineering Council, in 2017 and is now studying to become an Incorporated Engineer.
Qualifications: IEng, FIHE, HE RSA Cert Comp
Ken would describe himself as a general highways practitioner, with over 40 years’ experience in highways and development projects, including surveying, planning, detailed design, site supervision, road adoption and maintenance.
Before joining Mayer Brown in 2003, he headed the Isle of Wight Council’s Highways Development Control Section. He has extensive experience of liaising with developers, assessing their proposals in terms of road safety, transport policy, operation, maintenance implications and compliance with relevant guidance including DMRB and Manual for Streets.
He sees his present role as working with others to create places which are safe and work well, but which are attractive and suit their surroundings, rather than slavishly applying geometric standards.
He became an Incorporated Engineer in 1991 and since 2007 he has served as a Reviewer for the Institute of Highway Engineers, interviewing candidates seeking IEng or Eng Tech status.
In addition to day-to-day planning and design work, he is a member of Mayer Brown’s Safety Team undertaking Road Safety Audits.