WBD has advised City of York Council on its Park and Ride partnership with First York Limited.

The Park and Ride partnership will deliver ultra-low emission buses and improve air quality in the city and was enabled by the Council's successful application to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles for a capital grant in order to support the delivery of the new buses and supporting infrastructure. The Park and Ride partnership supports over four million journeys every year and is one of the UK’s most successful Park & Ride services. 

The Projects & Procurement team at WBD was led by Andrew Hirst (Managing Associate) with support from Nicholas Moss (Associate).

Andrew, said:

"We are very proud to have worked with the Council in relation to the Park and Ride partnership. This is a significant development for the region and for the country as it is a step closer to the electrification of mass transport and the benefits which that will bring." 

WBD's Project's and Procurement team boasts the capabilities to deal with large projects, including regularly advising on public procurement, state aid and data protection issues. The team have a strong presence in the leisure sector and clean energy sectors as they previously advised City of York Council on its £34m Community Stadium and Leisure Project and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on its guidance for local authorities on the procurement of finance for heat networks. 

More recently, the firm advised Wakefield Council in relation to the provision of a £3m loan to help fund the acquisition by Wakefield Trinity RLC of its existing Belle Vue Stadium.