12 May 2017
READING – PBA Partner Scott Witchalls has been honoured with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards (TVPA) for his ongoing work to deliver infrastructure, development, investment, and growth across the Thames Valley.
The TVPA Gala, staged on 11 May at Ascot Racecourse, is the biggest property event in the region, with over 500 developers, agents, housebuilders, investors, lawyers, and consultants from across the residential and commercial sectors coming together to recognise excellence in their field.
Scott was presented with his award in front of his peers and colleagues and was lauded for his role in reshaping regional and local transport infrastructure, major regeneration schemes, housing developments and business parks transforming our towns and their connectivity. As well as his contribution to the economic growth of the Thames Valley over the past 30 years, Scott was also acknowledged for his sharp strategic mind and his ability to find practical solutions to problems.
Paul Reilly, PBA Managing Partner, commented:
“It was a great honour to see hundreds of senior property professionals united in their appreciation of Scott and the work he has done to deliver infrastructure that underpins the economic growth of the region.
Scott is passionate about improving infrastructure for benefit of everyone, not only in the Thames Valley, but across the country. This award is truly well deserved.”
“I’m incredibly privileged to have been awarded with this honour, and would like to thank all of my clients, associated professionals and peers in the property industry. The work I’ve done throughout my career has been motivated by my desire to unlock and enable development, solve challenges and improve communities, and of course I have a great team at PBA that helps make that possible. I look forward to continuing to work on projects around the country that create opportunities for growth, better travel, better economies and better places to live.”
In the Thames Valley, Scott developed a long term transport vision to support the economic development plan, and has been key to the funding and delivery of the new Reading Station area regeneration, Christchurch Bridge, Junction 11 of the M4, and Mass Transit system, working closely with local authorities and the LEP. Elsewhere, Scott has been responsible for developing and delivering the transport plans for a number of major regeneration and development projects including Ebbsfleet station area, the Krakow transport hub in Poland, and the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London.
Outside his PBA role, Scott is a Director of Reading UK CIC and a visiting lecturer at the University of Reading in Sustainable urban transportation and Urban planning and sustainable development.