We are pioneers and leaders in rail, road, and urban transport solutions, helping our clients meet the changing landscape of UK transport.
Whether it’s increasing the capacity of an existing network, improving the safety and well-being of passenger journeys, or delivering new modes of transport to better connect communities, transport innovation is key to meeting the infrastructure needs of tomorrow.
We are proud to partner with some of the largest transport organisations in the UK, including National Highways, Transport for London, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Network Rail.
Our growing range of multi-disciplinary land and consent management services continues to adapt to meet the changing landscape of UK transport and has seen our team secure more Transport and Works Act Orders (TWAO’s) and transport-related DCO’s than any other property consultancy in the UK .
Within this sector
Whether it’s supporting trade goods and services, enabling increased tourism, or connecting friends and families around the world, the UK’s aviatio...Airports
When traditional modes of urban transportation or infrastructure reach their limits, cable cars provide a unique and environmentally sustainable so...Cable Cars
Developments in heavy rail continue to set the bar for faster speeds, greater capacity, and lower environmental impact. ...Heavy Rail
We understand that the importance of our highways goes beyond simply getting from A to B. ...Highways
Light Rail offers a sustainable provision for urban travel, driving accessibility for employment, boosting economic development, and cutting carbon...Light Rail
We have designed a unique approach to project delivery by offering six integrated core services that help support your project through its entire life cycle, from conception to completion.
Atlas & Geospatial Insights
Geospatial and GIS solutions that empower our clients to visualise, analyse and share geographic information and location-based intelligFind out more
Supporting our clients’ best interests via leading land and compensation risk, negotiation, and settlement advicFind out more
Consents Management Consultancy
Leading project advice and management by our growing team of consent promotion and delivery specialists.Find out more
Reliable, accurate, and efficient Geomatic and data solutions to support the delivery of your project.Find out more
Delivering expert land assembly and compulsory purchase advice and strategy for more efficient development sites.Find out more
High-quality and reliable Land Referencing services that meet the unique land requirements of your project.Find out more
The MetroWest Phase 1 project proposes to re-open the Portishead rail line with stations at Portishead and Pill and operate train services to Bristol...
Northern Line Extension
The Northern Line Extension project involves the construction of two new stations and a new tunnel from Kennington to Battersea. Ardent was appointed...
The M42 Junction 6 Improvement
The M42 Junction 6 improvement was necessary due to the local socioeconomic growth of the area, and a need for improved road links. ...
What our clients have to say
Senior Project Manager
The Ardent team were employed by the innovative Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BSCU) project in 2015 to support the London Underground team and lead land owner negotiations and objection management for the Transport & Works Act application. Richard Caten subsequently acted as our Land and Property expert witness.
The project operates an alliance partnership working environment which was fully embraced by the whole Ardent team with them becoming integral to overall project team. Lucy Dunglinson offered a seamless service with an ongoing landowner Case Management service minimising risk to the project as it moves from consent into construction.
BSCU is an extremely complex and challenging project in both land and engineering requirements and Ardent have been an invaluable part of the solution.
MetroWest Phase 1 Project Manager
MetroWest Phase 1 is a complex project requiring a Development Consent Order for powers to build and operate and compulsory acquisition of land. Ardent have led on the land assembly for the project working closely with the wider consultant client team. Ardent have brought considerable experience and expertise to the project and this is reflected in the high quality of their work.
On appointment Ardent took the reins immediately, working within tight deadlines and carefully handling issues and objections. I have every confidence in the team, which is professional and offers specialist advice based on excellent experience and a strong track record.
Senior Project Manager
Richard Caten and team have provided an expert and professional service to ensure timely project delivery in coordination with a large, multi-disciplinary team. All done with a minimum of fuss and with a smile!