Our knowledge of current street design standards, as published within Manual for Streets (MfS) and Manual for Streets 2 (MfS2), means we are able to give our developer clients best practice advice on highway solutions to support new development.  This can enable cost savings to be made and enable clients to re- run previously refused or disregarded schemes.

MfS2 is aimed at planners and architects, as well as highway designers, and demonstrates how the principles established for residential developments within the first MfS can be applied to the wider highway network.

MfS2 draws back from rigid standards and promotes a flexible approach to highway design. This includes:

  • Provision of smaller junctions and road alignments;
  • De-cluttering by minimising the provision of street signs, road markings and guard railing
  • Delivering high quality streetscape by freeing up highway space for other use;.

Royal HaskoningDHV’s Transport Planning and Infrastructure Design experts have over 30 years’ experience spanning over 20,000 projects, and is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading consultancies in developing access, layout and sustainable transport solutions.

Royal HaskoningDHV has tested the principles of MfS through several public inquiries, securing approval for it to be applied more widely. This demonstrates our in-depth understanding of how MfS2 could help planners, architects and developers.

With this in mind, we want you to hear about the opportunities that could be available to you and your clients’ schemes, and we invite