David Simmonds Consultancy Ltd was set up in 1990 and has carried out a wide variety of studies for public and private clients in the UK and abroad. These studies have ranged from brief reviews of particular subjects to major projects in forecasting and impact assessment. Many have been carried out in collaboration with other leading firms in transport, planning, economics and property consultancy.
One of our specialities is forecasting the impacts of transport on regional economies and on urban activities and development. In this we can consider the effects of public and private transport, passengers and goods, and changes in services and pricing as well as changes in infrastructure. We are also very much involved in forecasting the impacts of planning policies, that is, how plans for the physical development or redevelopment of an area will translate into numbers of households of different kinds, numbers of jobs, and so on, taking account of the impact that new developments will have on the occupancy of the existing stock. Much of our work is carried out using formal land-use models and land-use/transport interaction models. We are also increasingly involved in appraisal; that is, not just forecasting what will happen, but also analyzing who will be affected by the benefits and disbenefits involved.
October 2019: We are pleased to announce the following promotions. Valentina Nacar has been promoted to Senior Consultant and both Charlotte Schnoebelen and Daniel Lee Savage have been promoted to Senior Analyst level.
September 2019: We are pleased to announce that DCS France has moved to a new address in Paris. The new office is located in the heart of the city, in the Sentier area, at 100 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002. We are looking forward to welcoming you there!
September 2019: DSC have been commissioned to develop a Wider Impacts Calculator for Transport for the North. This will work with TfN’s modelling systems and other analyses to measure both standard and less conventional wider economic benefits of transport proposals.