Awcock Ward Partnership

Kensington Court

Woodwater Park

Pynes Hill


Devon EX2 5TY

t. 01392 409007

May 2013

May 2013

There must be something in the water at AWP Towers! Both Alex and Graham recently announced that their wives are expecting. This will be the first child for Alex and Lauretta and the second for Graham and Sarah. Congratulations and best wishes to both the Wozniczkos and the Mays!

We celebrated 6 months of trading with a night out at the recently opened Cosy Club in Southernhay (that's the photo on the About us page). We liked it so much we've booked up to go back for our team Christmas meal.

The sporting highlight of the month was inaugural AWP karting championship which we held at Raceworld on 15 May (edited highlights below). After practice and qualifying sessions the final race was started with the slowest qualifiers at the front and the fastest at the back. The two undoubted stars of the evening starting in 10th and 11th place and driving through the whole field to come 1st and 2nd were Ryan and Chris, with Ryan holding on to win the coveted AWP Cup. However, nobody was happier than Graham for managing to beat Hux into 8th! We're thinking of sending Gavin (from Wavin) on a driver training course as part of his CPD . . .

Graham recently passed his Institution of Civil Engineers' Engineering Technician exams. He's now got EngTech TMICE after his name, and too many mentions in this month's news.

Rob has been invited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (SW) to be a judge for the 2013 Project Awards.

And after too many excuses (fee earning work getting in the way), we finally got our website up and running.

  • "I have worked with Rob and his team on many of our projects over the years and always appreciated the professional yet friendly service they provide. We are currently working with AWP on a number of new schemes and look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship."

    Steve Russell

    Managing Director

    Devonshire Homes
  • "Peter has been a key member of the consultant team that assisted Multi Developments in the delivery of the £360m Southgate scheme in Bath. At all times through the development Peter has provided the highest level of professional support in all matters relating to highway infrastructure."

    Martin Tresidder

    Senior Project Manager

    Multi Developments

  • "I have worked with Rob on a number of complicated sites over the last 8 years where flooding and flood risk has been major constraints. With Rob’s hard work and ingenuity acceptable solutions have been found and agreed with the Environment Agency. I have no hesitation in recommending Rob and I look forward to working with him and his colleagues at AWP."

    James Stacey


    Tetlow King Planning

  • "Ian, thank you once again for all of your hard work and professionalism on this project; we are very grateful."

    Richard Purkis


  • "I have worked with Rob on international projects and have experienced first-hand how the clients warm to the way that Rob works. Rob takes personal ownership, and from the clients' viewpoint nothing can be more reassuring than that professional assistance is being provided and that the project is being looked after by a consultant who assumes full ownership."

    Ian Symon


    Pt. Operational Services (Pty) Ltd

  • "Technically very sound; pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving; swift response times; focused approach and effective interpersonal skills when debating issues with third parties."

    Paul Conway

    Managing Director

    Churchill Property, Group South West Ltd

  • "Ian, Rob and their team are always highly focussed on what we want out of a scheme and always prepared to make helpful suggestions that improve site layouts, solve problems and give commercial direction. Very timely in delivery for planning applications with great understanding of what approving authorities need to be able to grant consent for schemes small and large."

    Simon Cater

    Senior Planner

    Wainhomes (South West) Holdings Ltd.
  • "It is a pleasure to recommend Rob Ward, who worked with me over a period of several years on the design of Jaypee Sports City, a new city for one million people south of New Delhi. I am always grateful for Rob's passionate commitment to sustainable engineering, and his willingness to fight for his principles. I would gladly work together on our next project."

    Peter G Ellis

    Cannon Design

  • "Having worked with Chris for a number of years on a residential development of 1,900 homes, there have been a number of challenging issues which have arisen, however we have always received a professional and cost effective design solution. The work ethic is very client focused and when we have needed a prompt response, nothing is too much trouble"

    Andrew Johnson

    Project Manager


  • "We have worked with the AWP team on many occasions for both highway and drainage matters. I cannot commend them highly enough for being practical, pragmatic, understanding clients' needs and just getting on with the job. Consultants who have common sense and are a pleasure to work with."

    James Gibbs

    Director - Development Land & New Homes

    Jackson-Stops & Staff
  • "Rob and his team have provided us with a professional and unbiased approach to resolving development issues that require an in-depth knowledge in their field. We will continue to use their services."

    Chris Hall

    Managing Director

    Vauxhall Estates Ltd

  • "Alex is an extremely efficient consultant and never needs to be chased, and he has a rare gift which is frequently lacking in many Engineers . . .a problem solving mindset rather than a problem highlighting mind. Alex played a lead role in a recent successful Planning Public Inquiry, helping to resolve infrastructure concerns and most importantly, aiding a massive reduction in the Section 106 contributions that were being sought from the scheme."

    Michael Newman

    Development Manager

    Cavanna Homes

  • "What was great to me as a developer: he got on with and dealt with it consistently, I did not need to keep driving it; Ian got on and did it, whatever it took, he kept on going. Brilliant, thank you!!!"

    Jonathan Dunne


    Charles Higgins Partnership

  • "Comer Group has had a long established reliance upon the AWP team to provide the multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental input that is vital to our development strategy. AWP engage fully with our in-house engineering department and are able to draw upon a depth of engineering experience that we have found to be equal to every project within our portfolio."

    Robert Sheppard

    Portfolio Manager

    Comer Group

  • "Rob – thank you very much for your assistance with the drainage aspects of this application and the discussions with the Environment Agency. Your input has been very helpful and it was a pleasure working with you."

    Genevieve Tuffnell


    Alder King
  • "We like working with the AWP team as they are experienced, flexible, commercially astute, technically savvy, but above all they get the job done."

    Andrew Davis


    Yelverton Properties

  • "We enjoy working with the AWP team for a number of mutual clients. They are technically excellent and always seem to add value in resolving sometimes knotty problems quickly and pro-actively."

    Neal Jillings


    Jillings Hutton Planning
  • "AWP are a proactive company willing to provide feedback and advise far beyond their initial brief. Diligent and approachable I can easily recommend them to any potential client."

    Mark Woodward

    Campus Manager

    Petroc College

  • "AWP maybe a young company but they comprise a band of experienced Engineers who are easy to get hold of, react to given timescales and most importantly look at schemes with Developer eyes."

    Michael Newman

    Development Manager

    Cavanna Homes

  • "We are working with AWP on pre-planning work and detailed infrastructure design on a number of our projects. We like their technical expertise and proactive culture and also their ability to work as part of a team whilst giving their best advice."

    Philip Fry

    Managing Director

    C G Fry & Son