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ITP and Royal HaskoningDHV join forces to improve the way the world moves via sustainable transport planning

Nottingham-based Integrated Transport Planning (ITP) has merged with Dutch multinational engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) in a bid to address 21st century mobility challenges at both a local and global level.

ITP’s strong track record in sustainable transport planning consultancy is being combined with RHDHV’s complementary expertise in active travel, smart mobility, development planning and engineering.

It comes as mobility undergoes a seismic shift due to an exponential growth in population and goods consumption, the increased appetite for low-emission and clean air zones post-pandemic, and rising demands on mobility networks around the world stemming from new modes of transport and technology.

The companies, which have already collaborated on a number of projects in recent years, hope the new partnership can inject fresh thinking into shaping the sustainable transport networks of tomorrow – keeping cities accessible without compromising residents’ quality of life.

ITP says merger with Royal HaskoningDHV will have positive impact on local transport planning in East Midlands

Jon Parker will continue as managing director of ITP, which was named Nottinghamshire Business of the Year at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2019.

He said the deal will enable the company – which has five UK offices including its headquarters in Broadway, Nottingham – to access some of the industry’s best technical engineering and modelling capability when developing transport networks in the East Midlands.

“Royal HaskoningDHV and ITP have shared beliefs regarding the need for more sustainable transport solutions to solve our transport problems,” he said.

“This exciting merger will bring together our Dutch and British experience in sustainable transport, and enable us to better serve our clients and communities with a relentless focus on achieving more sustainable travel outcomes for society.”

Colin Brader, founder of ITP, added: “ITP was established to challenge conventional thinking, to harness a passion for sustainable transport, and to develop and deliver high-quality public transport networks that meet the needs of users.

“I’m delighted to have found a partner in Royal HaskoningDHV that shares this passion for enhancing society and allows us to continue our mission, to improve the way the world moves.”

Royal HaskoningDHV's CEO 'excited' about ITP merger

RHDHV, founded in 1881 and based in Nijmegen, Netherlands, has more than 6,000 employees working from about 75 permanent offices in more than 30 countries.

Working on projects in more than 140 countries, its services are delivered in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural development and water.

RHDHV CEO Erik Oostwegel said: “We are very excited to join forces with ITP to shape the next generation transport networks of the future.

“By consolidating our strengths in sustainable and smart mobility, we can make a much bigger impact on society, especially in a post-pandemic world where new perspectives on mobility are needed.”

No financial details about the investment have been disclosed.