Turley Associates - one of the UK's leading planning and urban design consultancies - is celebrating five successful years in Birmingham by announcing expansion plans.
The Birmingham office has grown considerably since it first opened in the city centre in October 2000 and plans to add to its team of planners and urban designers in response to increased demand as the regeneration of the region continues.
In its first five years the company has been involved with a number of significant projects covering the commercial, residential, education, healthcare and cultural sectors.
Notable instructions have included the Birmingham Post & Mail site, Fort Dunlop, Elmhurst Ballet School in Edgbaston, hospital projects for the University Hospitals Trust, Birmingham Heartlands and Good Hope, logistics parks across the region for ProLogis and residential schemes for Barteak and Morris Homes.
Further afield, the office is currently working for Warwick, Leicester and Nottingham Trent Universities.
Mike Best, office director at Turley Associates in Birmingham, said: "Birmingham was the last office to open within Turley's national network and has become a major success story.
"It's not difficult to see why, with so many development and regeneration opportunities in towns and city centres across the West and East Midlands.
"We felt that there was a gap for a specialist planning and urban design consultancy and this is borne out by our expansion from a team of three in 2000 to 14 planners, urban designers and support staff today.
"These are exciting times for the region and we are pleased to be playing a fundamental part in its success".
Mr Best added: "To ensure we continue to respond to our clients needs, we have ambitious growth plans and are planning to announce further key appointments soon.
"We look forward to developing our portfolio of major city centre and urban regeneration projects and build on our growing reputation and track record in these key areas."
Turley Associates is proud of its well respected working relationships with the public sector, the development industry, professional advisers and local business networks. Most of the firm's senior staff have both local authority and private sector backgrounds and have a real understanding of how these organisations operate.
Combined with its depth of project experience across many sectors with a wide range of clients, the firm says it is able to demonstrate a clear insight into client needs and tailor the right team to successfully navigate complex development projects of many kinds. ..SUPL: