Lucy is an associate at Volterra, responsible for the day to day management of many of our transport and development/planning projects.
She is experienced in quantifying the impacts of developments on the local and wider area. Lucy has been responsible for the Economic Assessment of several Private Rented Sector (PRS) schemes, hotel and leisure schemes, and mixed-use developments. Recent projects include a successful application for a luxury hotel in Westminster, assessing the socio-economic impact of Battersea Power Station and purpose-built residential development specifically designed for the over 65s. As well as Economic Assessments, Lucy has authored Socio-Economic Chapters, Health Impact Assessments, Jobs and Skills Strategies and Regeneration Statements. Currently, Lucy is working on a project evaluating the development impact of London Paramount, a proposed major leisure resort in North Kent, and a mixed use development in central London. In addition to the economic impact of specific developments, Lucy also has experience in delivering the economic input required for city and city region growth strategies. A recent relevant example was a project supporting Leeds City Council produce their Growth Strategy, identifying both the opportunities and the challenges that face Leeds and the wider city region.
Lucy has specific expertise in economic appraisal of transport infrastructure and how it changes potential patterns of development. She has analysed the economic case for several major transport schemes including the impact of station location on the economic case for HS2. She has specific expertise in adapting guidance on Wider Economic Benefits (WEBs) in order to undertake bespoke analysis for international schemes, and recently used this to develop a model of Access to Economic Mass for an ultra-fast transport system connecting Stockholm to Helsinki. She has applied WEBs to many schemes both internationally (in Auckland, Sydney, Scandinavia) and the UK.
Lucy managed a project for Crossrail investigating whether the construction of major infrastructure has greater economic benefits than investment in a series of smaller infrastructure projects. The report focuses on the impact of major project experience on firms’ export potential, skills and training, supply chain integration and whether major projects allow for greater regional distribution and SMEs.
As one of Volterra’s associates, Lucy conducts ongoing work for property management company Strutt & Parker on the economic outlook of the UK.
Lucy holds a BA Honors Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.