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Jonathan Spruce


MBA, Meng Civil Engineering

In May 2023, Hydrock expanded its expertise with the acquisition of Fore Consulting, a distinguished transport and strategic planning consultancy. Founded in 2011 in Leeds, Fore has a 20-strong team, led by experienced directors who are leading practitioners in transport advice.

Jonathan is a director and a highly accomplished civil and transportation engineer, with an impressive career spanning three decades. He brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors, making him a trusted advisor to a wide range of clients, including local authorities and partnerships across the UK. His expertise is particularly sought-after for developing integrated transportation and regeneration solutions aimed at fuelling economic growth in urban areas.

Jonathan's dedication to the field is evident from his distinguished professional accreditations such as being a Fellow and Trustee of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). His role as an Accredited Local Partnerships Gateway Reviewer highlights his commitment to ensuring that infrastructure projects meet the highest standards of excellence.

Furthermore, Jonathan's extensive project portfolio includes contributions to various transportation and infrastructure initiatives, such as developing proposals for major rail improvements in Tees Valley, South Yorkshire and Peterborough, bus policies and interventions in Liverpool, Tees Valley and Sheffield, as well as working on the delivery of large-scale strategic regeneration schemes in Carlisle, Rochdale, Preston, Rotherham and Harrogate.