"Alex is an extremely efficient consultant and never needs to be chased, and he has a rare gift which is frequently lacking in many Engineers . . .a problem solving mindset rather than a problem highlighting mind. Alex played a lead role in a recent successful Planning Public Inquiry, helping to resolve infrastructure concerns and most importantly, aiding a massive reduction in the Section 106 contributions that were being sought from the scheme."
Development Planning Director
Yes it is Polish, but no I’m afraid I don’t speak the language. My roots are actually in deepest Sussex, and after graduating from the University of Surrey I made the move to the south west where I now live in East Devon with my wife, young son and Humphrey (the Norfolk terrier).
Spending some time on the glorious coastline is one of my favourite things about living in our part of the world, whether tackling a cliff top walk or simply relaxing on the beach with an ice-cream. I also enjoy travelling further afield with a long list of places I would like to explore – and I really must make it across to Poland at some point!
I am a Chartered Civil Engineer, and for 10 years I was based at the Exeter outpost of WSP as a design engineer, and latterly a Project Manager, in the development planning and infrastructure business. During that time I worked on the detailed design of highways and drainage schemes for a number of local private and public sector projects, ranging from new housing schemes to major mixed-use city centre redevelopments. I also had the opportunity to follow projects onto site, providing technical advice during the construction phase and post-completion adoption process.
My specialism now is in transport planning and I have led the Transport Assessment process supporting planning applications for a variety of development projects across residential, commercial, industrial and leisure sectors. This typically includes providing initial access advice, undertaking accessibility assessments, conducting traffic impact analysis/junction modelling and devising Travel Plans. I have also prepared evidence on highways and transportation matters and acted as an expert witness for planning appeals and inquiries.
I have a particular interest in how engineering can influence the quality of the places people live and work, as well as getting the function right first time. I have been an advocate for employing the principles of “Manual for Streets” at both the masterplanning and detailed design stages of projects since its first publication back in 2007, and enjoy working collaboratively with other professionals to create development that works for everybody.
I am enjoying working in the close-knit team at AWP and hope that we can bring our joint skills and experience to a project near you soon…