Emily Pearson joins to lead our transport planning business in Southampton

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05th November, 2019

Hydrock is delighted to welcome Emily Pearson as a Technical Director in our Southampton office to lead the growth of our transport planning business across Hampshire, Dorset and the southern counties.

Emily Pearson joins Hydrock in our Southampton city centre office from i-Transport LLP where she was an Associate until taking a career break in 2017, having formerly worked for Atkins in her early career.

Emily has almost 20 years’ experience in delivering transport planning to support development opportunities, working with planning consultants, architects, developers and local authorities on schemes up to planning submission. She has particular experience in the residential, retail, leisure, health and education sectors.

Emily joins our national transportation business which is led by James McKechnie who commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Emily to Hydrock as we continue to grow both our overall team in Southampton and our transport planning capability on the south coast. Emily is very experienced at supporting site promotion through Local Plans and delivering feasibility studies and Transport Assessments that identify both the accessibility and sustainability of proposed developments, Emily will be a hugely valuable addition to our team in Southampton.”

On her new role, Emily said: “I’m really excited by this opportunity to grow a team and expand Hydrock’s existing presence in Southampton. There’s a great deal of development work ongoing and planned for the city and the wider south coast and Hampshire region, and with my background in feasibility and development transport planning, I’m looking forward to helping clients unlock their development sites.”

Emily has particular experience in the residential, retail, leisure, health and education sectors. Her career track record includes Barnfield Retail Park near Chichester for Brookhouse Group, the store opening programme for GO Outdoors, an expansion programme for schools in Kingston upon Thames and numerous small to medium sized residential developments for clients including Taylor Wimpey, Redrow Homes, Wates and Thakeham Homes.