UWE Frenchay Campus
Categories: Transport Assessment, Junction Design, Car Park Design, Swept Path Analysis, Public Transport
Project Date: 2005 - 2016
Contact: Roger Key
Location: South Gloucestershire
Roger Key and others at KTC have provided transport planning advice to UWE since 2000.
While at Symonds Roger was appointed initially to prepare a transport strategy to accompany a masterplan to intensify the academic activity and provide 2000 new student bedrooms on the UWE Frenchay campus. This work identified that the best way to put the University on Bristol’s public transport map was to divert the route of the, then planned, Bristol tram through the campus.
After completion of route evaluation and economic studies Roger presented a compelling case to Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils to secure their agreement to the diversion. Sadly, the Councils were unable to secure central Government funding of the tram.
Later work for Symonds included the preparation of a Transport Statement to accompany the masterplan outline application. The masterplan proposed a new bus station and a 2000 space tiered car park set into the hillside, and was granted consent in 2003.
Sean McIntyre then prepared supporting information for submission to the South Gloucestershire Local Plan Inquiry successfully promoting adjacent surplus University land for housing development.
Focussing more recently on enhancing bus travel to the campus, KTC have undertaken two studies for UWE on bus provision. The first identified the preferred location for the campus bus station, concluding that it should remain where it is.
The second assessed the capacity of the existing bus station and requirements for future enhancement into a modern interchange, to increase bus capacity and enhance the experience of passengers. So far, at the joint expense of the University and South Gloucestershire Council, the site layout has been improved and one extra bay has been added.