The past few weeks has seen TPS adding to our ‘relocation analysis and support’ portfolio of work; the most recent commission being an appointment by NPower.
With plans in place to relocate up to 465 NPower staff between sites in Leeds, TPS has been commissioned to investigate the impact on employees commuting options, and resulting travel demands.
An initial high-level assessment considered both the likely change in travel time and journey length for all staff members as a consequence of a change in work location, focussing on public transport and car travel. We used GIS software to map postcode data, before running a batch journey planner to understand likely impacts.
Information was reported for presentation to Npower’s management team, offering them a clear representation of how staff are likely to be impacted by the future relocation.
The key challenge of any relocation exercise is to maximise the opportunities for staff to make sustainable travel choices from the outset, ensuring that staff are well informed of their options (prior to relocating) and are supported in being able to choose these options, whether this be through incentives or otherwise.
Typically, the next steps in such a commission would be to offer personalised journey planning advice to staff and to identify measures / incentives that the organisation can provide to encourage individuals to take advantage of their new journey options.
If you would like any further information on how we may be able to support your organisation through the relocation process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.