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Nick is the Director and Head of Land Services for WSP in the UK. He has around 25 years’ experience of undertaking and managing major Land Referencing projects across different sectors such as rail, energy, highways and regeneration. WSP’s Land Services team is UK wide with offices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and number 250 employees working on major projects such as HS2, Crossrail 2, Thames Tunnel and TransPennine upgrade.
Nick is currently advising HS2 as a Technical Expert on four contracts of HS2 across phases 1, 2a and 2b. This covers the extent of Land Referencing input into schemes from early engagement, land access, submission of hybrid Bills to Parliament and acquisition of land.
Nick has also appeared as an expert witness and in the Scottish Parliament and, in managing a large number of projects across the different legislation in different parts of the UK, as well as CPOs, DCOs, hybrid Bills, and TWAOs in England, he has gained a great understanding of the importance of early and continual engagement with all stakeholders, no matter the actual planning route being taken.