Volterra celebrates a successful year with staff promotions!

As Christmas and the end of 2016 approaches we have taken a moment to look back over the year and review our achievements, of which there are many.

A few words from Partners Paul Buchanan and Ellie Evans:

“2016 has been a record breaking year at Volterra. We have won work in Stockholm, Toronto and four projects in Sydney as well as growing our UK market. We continue to be involved in major Development projects (Battersea Power Station, Paddington Quarter and Ilona Rose House) and on exciting Transport projects (Crossrail 2, Hyperloop and the evaluation of Crossrail). Our team has grown and our staff are building skills and experience. The quality of our work is as high as ever.”

We have delivered on over 60 projects.

We have worked with 46 different clients, of which 21 were NEW to us this year.

We have worked in more countries than ever before, including Australia, Canada and Stockholm.

We are delighted to have promoted three members of staff. Alex O’Byrne and Sophie Beevers have been rewarded for all of their hard work and been promoted to Senior Consultants. In order to recognise Lucy Dean’s continued outstanding achievements she has been promoted to Associate.

We would like to thank all of our clients for their support this year and we look forward to working together successfully in 2017!

A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Volterra.

 

 

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ALEX O’BYRNE

Associate

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

Alex O’Byrne, Associate at Volterra, is an experienced economic consultant specialising in economic, health and social impact, economic strategy, project appraisal and socio-economic planning matters.

Alex has led the socio-economic and health assessments of some of the most high profile developments across the UK, including Battersea Power Station, Olympia London, London Resort, MSG Sphere and Westfield. He has significant experience inputting to EIAs and s106 discussions as well as drafting economic statements, employment and skills strategies and affordable workspace strategies.

Alex is also experienced at economic appraisal for infrastructure. He was project manager of the economic appraisal for the City Centre to Mangere Light Rail in Auckland. He also led the economic and financial appraisals of the third tranche of the Transport Access Program for Transport for New South Wales, in which Alex developed and employed innovative methodological approaches to better capture benefits for individuals with reduced mobility.

He is interested in the limitations of current appraisal methodologies and ways of improving economic and health analysis to ensure it is accessible to as many people as possible. To this end, Alex recognises the importance of transparent and simple to understand analysis and ensuring all work is supported by a robust narrative.

Alex holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Manchester and he was a member of the first cohort of the Mayor’s Infrastructure Young Professionals Panel.

ELLIE EVANS

Senior 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.