Quod brings together unique expertise in planning, socio-economics and community/stakeholder engagement to produce robust and persuasive strategic cases for infrastructure and development. We have experts in socio-economics, development economics, transport economics, economic assessments, viability, and strategic planning.
We work across the public and private sector, helping to make the strategic and economic case for major transport schemes such as Heathrow Expansion, Crossrail and the Bakerloo Line Extension, complex infrastructure projects including mines and nuclear power stations, major shopping centres, mixed-use urban regeneration, urban extensions and new settlements.
We specialise in case-making and bring techniques and skills that decision-makers find persuasive. We focus on the ability of schemes to deliver policy objectives (such as housing delivery or increased productivity) and on the benefits they bring to the local area (levelling up). Our approach is underpinned by our robust and rigorous approach to economic analysis.
We have a detailed understanding Government guidance and appraisal, including the Green Book, MHCLG Appraisal Guidance and Transport Appraisal Guidance (WebTAG).
Our work sometimes requires standard econometric modelling, for example to align with local plans, and at other times we build bespoke models, including gravity models, catchment modelling, and sector specific employment modelling. This robust analysis has withstood scrutiny at public inquiries while presenting a persuasive case for development, including making the Very Special Circumstances case for greenbelt release.
We combine robust technical analysis, persuasive strategic case-making, and an understanding of what is needed to deliver (and fund) projects. Andy Hunt is a member of the Evaluation Panel of the LSE’s What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth which supports local practitioners to deliver effective, evidence-based policy.