WSP hires head of planning

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 15 Sep 2021
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Bob Tong [square]WSP, an engineering professional services consultancy, has appointed Bob Tong as its head of planning in the UK.

Tong joins from Lendlease where he was most recently director of infrastructure. He was responsible for transport planning and infrastructure across the Lendlease development portfolio. His career has spanned consultancy, property development and construction.

Tong will be based primarily in London but with a UK-wide role. He will drive the team in planning and designing projects that deliver sustainable and inclusive growth for communities across the country.

Tong said: “The effective front-end planning of new developments and infrastructure is fundamental to achieving positive outcomes that benefit people and the environment. I am looking forward to driving forward integrated, sustainable solutions that create value for our clients, local communities and wider society.”

Ian Liddell, managing director, planning and advisory at WSP, said: “Investment in infrastructure is a vital component of our recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and the great need to level up the UK’s urban areas, towns and cities, and Bob and his team will be at the forefront of that.”

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