Director – David Baber,
David is a Director of Matrix Transport and Infrastructure with responsibility for both the Bristol and Sheffield offices.
David is an accomplished and enthusiastic senior professional with over 24 years experience of land development and the delivery of complicated and demanding development and infrastructure projects. Particular expertise in development planning, supporting technical inputs on planning applications and advising clients on scheme development from a transport, highways and infrastructure perspective.
David has an experienced understanding of the commercial drivers, planning process, political process, and infrastructure requirements for promoting and delivering successful land development projects. Experience includes a variety of development land uses and infrastructure inputs to regeneration studies, strategic development frameworks and master planning of a range of mixed use development sites.
Recent projects David has worked on include:
Weston–Super-Mare Town Centre Regeneration Strategy: Contributed significantly as part of a wider team, to develop a masterplan to provide the urban design context and an action plan framework to support the Delivery Plan to transform Weston town centre.
HCA / North Somerset Council – W-s-M Key Town Centre Gateway Sites: Provided key highways and infrastructure support to bring forward detailed masterplans for delivering the key gateway sites and developed the design of the highway and public realm proposals linking the railway station to a key development site adjacent to the Town Hall.
Bristol City FC – Ashton Gate Stadium Re-Development: Directly responsible for providing transport and highway engineering support in relation to a successful planning application for an increase of the existing stadium capacity to 27,000 and provision of extensive conferencing and leisure uses.
Fishpool Hill, Filton, Bristol: Negotiated a positive planning outcome of the highway/transport aspects for this 1200 unit residential development in North Bristol. The project involved extensive liaison and negotiation with highway authorities, South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council and Highways England. Successfully managed detailed negotiations on S106 and contributions for a comprehensive transport mitigation package.