Planning & Design Team

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Hyder Consulting is a multi-national engineering consultancy, built on a legacy of over a 150 years of engineering excellence, providing advisory and design services to the Property, Utilities and Transport sectors. Through pragmatic and innovative solutions we aim to add value to construction investment. We are pleased to be a member of the team supporting the Centre of Challenge and Excellence.

Influence Planning Consultancy

Influence Planning is a fresh and dynamic planning consultancy established in 2011 in response to the Government’s aspirations for the planning system to work collaboratively between developers and landowners, local authorities, and the community. Led by Paul Bateman TechRTPI, Influence Planning acts proactively to ensure the latest local and national policy documents and guidance are used progressively to deliver the right developments in the right locations.

Kay Elliott

Kay Elliott is an international studio of highly imaginative architects and designers, creating buildings and places that enhance financial value, their surroundings and the lives of all who use them. We are delighted to be involved in the development of the Centre of Challenge & Excellence – an environment that will allow individuals to extend their boundaries as never before.


We are Shove – A CGI company who are really good at showing people their ideas. We make photo-real images and animations which will show you clearly what your design or idea will look like once it’s finished. All before you’ve even started.

VERKKO Creative Services

VERKKO is a graphic design and website development company delivering integrated digital marketing services to established and business start-ups across the UK and Europe. We are thrilled to be involved with The Centre of Challenge and Excellence and to be working with a team of people that are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives.