Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

New home for ambitious planning firm part of wider expansion drive

Belfast firm TSA Planning has moved to bigger premises in the city as part of a wider expansion plan to grow the business in the coming years.

The relocation to Linenhall Street will accommodate the planning consultancy firm's growing team and the increasing demand for their services.

The expansion comes on the back of TSA Planning's recent announcement of significant contracts in Londonderry in preparation for the City of Culture 2013, including the Asda, Boots and Frankie and Benny's stores at Crescent Link, a new Premier Inn hotel, a £4m extension to the Waterfoot Hotel and a £100m Data Centre at the Kelvin Science and Technology Park.

Tom Stokes, director of TSA Planning, said: "It remains an extremely challenging sector to work in but through project diversification, a continually growing role advising the financial institutions and receivers, and sheer hard work and determination, we continue to hold our own," he said.

"We pride ourselves in providing a professional personal service and our continued success is testament to the service we provide for our clients and the results we achieve. We're hugely excited to be at the forefront of planning in Northern Ireland, and our new premises and even stronger team mean that we can continue to offer a top quality service."

TSA Planning was established in 2007 and works across various sectors, including national retailers, healthcare providers, residential house builders, property developers, wind farm developments, banks and property agents.

Mr Stokes was recently nominated and shortlisted for 'Best Young Businessperson of the Year' in the Belfast Business Awards, while the firm's most recent appointment, assistant planner Stephen Bradley, graduated top of his class and won the award for best overall student in the Planning course at Queen's University, Belfast in 2010.