Mott MacDonald has appointed Alan Bain as a project principal in its integrated transport team in Birmingham, UK. Alan will lead the consultancy’s surface access teams across the city and region, as well as acting as client account leader for Transport for West Midlands.
Alan has 25 years’ experience in transport planning, providing feasibility, planning and design advice to both public and private sector clients. He joins Mott MacDonald from SYSTRA, where he was most recently business director for their Midlands region. In this role, Alan led a multidisciplinary team of transport planners, modellers, urban designers and engineers, as well as being responsible for the creation of a dedicated movement and place team.
Recent studies Alan has led include the Snow Hill Interchange Plan on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Colmore Business District and Centro, an active travel and permeability study for Transport for Greater Manchester and the Langley Sustainable Urban Extension, where his team provided transportation advice to a consortium of landowners developing a 6000-home greenbelt urban extension to Birmingham. He has also helped deliver the £150 million transformation of Wolverhampton Interchange over the last 10 years, providing transport planning, feasibility and infrastructure design services. Additionally, Alan has acted as an expert witness at both local plan and compulsory purchase inquiries and has also taken the role in the Civil County Court.
Commenting on Alan’s appointment, Mott MacDonald’s global practice leader for transport planning Alan Holcroft said: “Alan is someone we have known for many years who is extremely well connected across the UK and in particular the Midlands. He is a fantastic addition to our team and the perfect person to drive the expansion of our transport planning business from our growing Birmingham office.”
Mott MacDonald is a leader in transport planning thanks to its customer-focused approach. The consultancy’s experts have international experience in urban, suburban and rural environments and fully understand the influence transportation can have on a community’s economic viability and quality of life.