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Discovering how HS2 will unlock economic development potential

logo (large)Volterra is working with a number of partners to help realise the potential of High Speed 2 outside London. We have previously done research to show that HS2 is as much about capacity as about speed, and as much about jobs as about time saving. We are continuing to develop these ideas with some of the cities along the route to consider how to use the new line to unlock economic development potential and we are also working with HS2 on the evaluation framework. We believe that a different approach to evaluation of such large schemes is needed. Such schemes change the economy and this needs to be integrated into how we make decisions. Our work for Crossrail looked at the benefits of a stronger commuter network, we are now investigating the impact of inter-city linkages.

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ELLIE EVANS

Partner

e: eevans@volterra.co.uk
t: +44 020 8878 6333

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.