6 August 2007
WYG, consultant to the built, natural and social environment, is pleased to announce that Savell Bird and Axon (SBA), one of the leading privately owned transportation consultancies in the UK, has joined the WYG Group.
SBA provides transport advice to the property industry throughout the UK and is recognised as a leader in their field, operating from offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Clients include many of the UK’s leading property companies as well as top retailers, transport operators and public bodies. SBA's focus is on providing sustainable yet practical solutions to today's transport problems. With over 70 staff and an annual turnover of approximately £8m, SBA will significantly strengthen WYG's transport planning capability throughout the UK and will also play an important role in the future development of this strategically important area.
SBA was formed in 1994 by Andrew Savell, David Bird and Michael Axon. Since then it has grown consistently on the strength of a reputation for innovation, creativity and delivery. Current projects include Stevenage Town Centre Regeneration; Croydon Gateway for Stanhope/Schroeders; Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham; Granton Waterfront in Edinburgh and the new stadia for Cardiff City FC and Brighton and Hove Albion FC.
Lawrie Haynes, Chief Executive said: "High level transportation consultancy has been identified as strategically important for the future development of the WYG Group and I am delighted that Savell Bird and Axon has joined the business. SBA brings with it a market leading pedigree of expertise with an excellent reputation and strong client base. The SBA team will significantly strengthen our own growing profile as well as being a good strategic fit into our multi-discipline business."
David Bird, one of the founding Directors of Savell Bird Axon said: "SBA has grown consistently by providing clients with the advice they need, when they need it. Our reputation is founded on retaining high quality staff and developing innovative solutions that allow development to proceed in a sustainable manner. Equally, our advice is tailored to give clients maximum success, be it developing a new settlement, town centre regeneration or a state of the art sports arena. We strongly believe that joining a progressive and dynamic business such as WYG is a natural step in the development of our transport planning business. It allows us the opportunity to expand into the UK regional and international markets whilst retaining our successful management style that has served our staff and clients so well over the last 13 years."