Etruria Valley, Staffordshire

Public Sector

72 acres
of commercial development land
90 meters
of new viaduct
2,000 meters
of new on-site highways


The Project: A crucial new strategic link road in the city, unlocking valuable employment land and allowing much-needed alleviation of congestion, including:

  • A new viaduct over the West Coast Mainline
  • Two bridge crossings over the Trent and Mersey Canal
  • New junction on the A500 trunk road
  • Primary infrastructure through a major employment site

Client: Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Services Provided:

  • Project management
  • Production of business case
  • Liaison with key funders
  • Management of planning application
  • Land acquistion 
  • Design team management
  • Contractor procurement 
  • Complex stakeholder management

Key Achievements:

  • Multiple funding agreements secured 
  • Planning application successfully determined 
  • Project Board established with multiple stakeholders
  • Contractor engaged through SCAPE framework

Project Solutions:

  • Close working relationship with a developer and two local authorities
  • Establishment of a Project Director role responsible for the delivery of the overall scheme
  • Liaison and Negotiation with Key Funders, Landowners and Stakeholders
  • Development of a Transport Business Case for the Project which secures around £27 million from the Department for Transport