NHS Trust Relocation & Travel Plan Support

TPS have been pleased to receive repeat commissions by Surrey and the Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) to support their office relocation and migration programme.

Over a number of years our team have delivered four inter-related Travel Planning projects covering staff from nine different SABP Trust sites affected by the Trust’s ongoing re-organisations. The projects delivered to date have included:

  • Support for 60 staff moving from Kingsfield Resource Centre to Gatton Place in Redhill (June 2016)
  • Support for 30 staff moving from Epsom General Hospital to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, where there are already 360 staff based and pressures on car parking capacity. (January 2017)
  • Support for 150 staff moving from the Ridgewood Centre to the Theta Building in Frimley (January 2017)
  • Support for 64 staff moving from Langley House in Oxted to Gatton Place in Redhill and Conifers in Caterham Dene (February 2017).

In support of the relocation programme our team have delivered a combination of services, including staff travel surveys, workforce accessibility audits, preparation of bespoke travel plan strategies and preparation of site specific travel guides and information.

Office relocation’s often provide employers and their employees with a number of opportunities and challenges. Advantage can be taken of the period of change to influence travel behaviours before new travel habits are established, helping to overcome any potential issues associated with the management of parking demands. There is also a need to ensure that staff retention levels remain high, and aren’t affected unduly by the period of uncertainty or a change in commuting options.

Trust Head Office Travel Plan Strategy

Having supported the Trusts relocation programme TPS was pleased to be appointed to prepare a new travel plan strategy for the head office location in Leatherhead. Like at many other head office locations the Trust was experiencing issues associated with managing car parking demands, and needed a bespoke strategy which would identify and put in place measures to tackle dependency upon the car.

Based upon a survey of staff travel patterns and habits, along with an audit of the opportunities for change, TPS provided the Trust with a bespoke strategy and a series of recommendations it could take forward in addressing the issues faced.