WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff bolsters rail, road and development teams

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has announced the appointment of three new senior directors to boost the consultant's transport and development teams, including Carol Stitchman who led delivery of the design of the £780m redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station as Network Rail's head of design. Stitchman has been recruited by WSP PB as rail technical director, Stephen Pottle joins as a technical director for highways and bridges. Andy Digweed has been appointed as technical director for development.

As part of her new role, and as a member of the UK rail stations management team, Carol Stitchman will strengthen the consultancy’s expertise in delivering major stations work including high speed rail, the consultant said. When construction began back in 2010, Birmingham New Street was considered to be the biggest refurbishment project across Europe. In May 2016, Carol won both the “Best Woman Architect” and the “Most Distinguished Winner of 2016” at the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards.

“The building and redevelopment of new and existing major stations, such as our current work at London Bridge Station and on Crossrail, are going to play an increasingly central role in modernising our nation’s railway. I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to help WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and the rail team win more work across the UK and particularly the Midlands and Northern regions," Stitchman said.

Stephen Pottle has joined WSP PB from TfL where he was responsible for delivering the £650m Structures and Tunnels Investment Portfolio involving the strengthening, replacement and upgrade of key assets across London, including the Hammersmith Flyover, Blackwall Tunnel and several landmark bridges crossing the River Thames.

Andy Digweed, previously at WYG, has more than 30 years international experience working on high profile infrastructure projects across the UK and the Middle East. His team successfully delivered the highway access and infrastructure associated with the Riverside Resource Recovery Facility, a London based energy recovery plant that has removed the need for 100,000’s of tonnes per annum of waste going to landfill.