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TfL firm’s staff hunt

Transport for London project manager CPC is planning to grow the number of people it employs by half in the next 12 months.

The company - whose projects include managing TfL’s work on the £1.5 billion White City redevelopment and the £250 million Bank Station master plan - is on the hunt to hire 40 staff before the start of next year.

The firm, which employs around 100 people, is also considering establishing an internal recruitment role to drive its plans for growth and has not ruled out opening further branches across the UK - it currently has five offices.

Executive director Martin de Heaver said it was looking to boost its presence in the transport and infrastructure sectors.

Mr de Heaver, who earlier this month was promoted to head the firm’s new transport and infrastructure division, said: “There are a lot of active -public sector transport projects, which is why we are looking to increase the head count in that area in particular. And from our view, we see growth across the board.”

He admitted CPC was preparing a tender for Crossrail but declined to name other projects it would be looking to bid for.

But the firm said it is looking at other forms of transport - not just road and rail. Mr de Heaver, who has worked in air and sea transport before, said: “There are a number of major initiatives we are getting involved in and we are definitely interested in Crossrail.

“Because of my background I would really like to broaden our transport practice. The demographic of the aviation market is that it will wax and wane.

“Obviously T5 is done, but who knows when Ferrovial or BAA will be required to divest any of their airports. Whatever change is going on we want to have the capacity to help.”

A history of CPC

CPC was founded in 1990 and works with public and private sector organisations engaged in transport, infrastructure development, health, education and central and local government.

It offers its project management services for property and construction projects, as well as transport
and infrastructure, corporate relocations and fit-out, housing and urban renewal schemes across the UK.

It has been involved in project management for:

  • The £250 million Bank station master plan

  • The £51 million Earls Court station work

  • The £125 million renewal of social housing in Manchester

  • The £13 million Lewisham Children and Young People’s Centre

  • The £45 million St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in Tooting.