Phil Jones Associates acquires Multimodal
Phil Jones Associates is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the majority shareholding in transport modelling firm Multimodal.read more...
Established in 2012, Multimodal delivers all elements of microsimulation modelling from concept design testing to fully detailed option modelling and analysis and has firmly established itself in the industry, undertaking projects on behalf of high profile clients sch as Jaguar Land Rover and Land Securities.
PJA and Multimodal have worked together numerous times over the last three years, most recently on the prestigious Bournemouth Winter Gardens project which involved a complex reorganisation of street hierarchies and transport flows. Multimodal were brought in to help clients understand the implications of the scheme and present information to assist with planning applications and stakeholder consultation.
Nigel Millington of PJA said: “We have been seeking to establish our own modelling arm for a while now to enhance our service to clients. Having worked with Multimodal across several projects, we are familiar with their set up and have first-hand experience of their superb skills in microsimulation. We are delighted that they will be joining the PJA fold as a subsidiary.”
Luke Best, founder of Multimodal said: “With PJA as our parent company we are now in a position to grow and expand far more quickly than we'd be able to do on our own. Their support and experience will be invaluable in developing Multimodal. PJA is rapidly expanding across the UK and has a wealth of experience and an impressive client list; to join the firm at this time of unprecedented growth is very exciting. Meanwhile, it will be business-as-usual for all our existing clients and we will continue to pursue our own projects albeit with a far broader remit than we were able to offer before.”
Before establishing Multimodal, Managing Director Luke Best worked in transport modelling for a number of the large UK multidisciplinary engineering firms including Aecom, Amey and WSP. He established Multimodal in 2012 in order to develop a specialist service to test proposals as well as assist in the visualisation of a project with use of specialist 3D software packages. Multimodal's team have moved into new office accommodation alongside the PJA base in Birmingham.
Enquiries for microsimulation modelling should be directed to Luke Best at Multimodal on 07870 983386 or by email.