Bridget and the TESTRAD Consortium introduce London Britannia Airport

12135_106_Elevated_Britannia-PANORAMA-5Volterra’s senior partner Bridget Rosewell formed TESTRAD  to research the infrastructure potential of the Estuary and has worked with a number of experts to develop the ideas for an airport based there. This scheme has been merged with that of global architectural design firm Gensler and the TESTRAD Consortium has responded to the call from the Airports Commission with plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary to be known as London Britannia Airport. The six runway airport would position London as the gateway for Europe by offering travellers a hub airport able to operate around the clock, whilst minimizing disruption to London residents. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says: “This is further welcome argument in favour of the feasibility of having a new hub airport in the Thames estuary. With so many options available for a multi-runway hub airport in a new location, it would be folly for the Airports Commission to give countenance to the prospect of expanding Heathrow, the most noise-polluting airport in Europe.”

Read the full press release here, have a look at what the airport might look like here, or read the full report here.

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Ellie is a partner at Volterra, specialising in the economic impact of developments and proposals, and manages many of the company’s projects on economic impact, regeneration, transport and development.

With thirteen years experience at Volterra delivering high quality projects to clients across the public and private sector, Ellie has expertise in developing methods of estimating economic impact where complex issues exist with regards to deadweight, displacement and additionality.

Ellie has significant experience in estimating the economic impact across all types of property development including residential, leisure, office and mixed use schemes.

Project management of recent high profile schemes include the luxury hotel London Peninsula, Battersea Power Station and the Nova scheme at London Victoria. Ellie has also led studies across the country estimating the economic and regeneration impact of proposed transport investments, including studies on HS2 and Crossrail.

Ellie holds a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Cambridge.