For over twelve years Odyssey has been developing journeys for a wide and diverse range of businesses in the development industry, each with their own unique needs, goals and challenges.

We have experience in exceeding expectations across a vast array of services, including transport planning, infrastructure planning, flood risk & river modelling, civil engineering design and highways design.

We pride ourselves on our expertise, and are able to offer local-, regional- and national-level advice and assistance… all with a proactive and personable approach.

OUR NUMBERS

Established
2005

50+
Employees

3 Office
Locations

1500+ Projects
Delivered

Odyssey is able to support you from concept to completion, working as a trusted partner as you consider each element of your development project.

We’ve completed work for many high-profile organisations in their respective fields in both the private & public sector, and look forward to guiding you on your path to success.

OUR TEAM

Our friendly and responsive team comprises specialists in all areas of development planning, design and implementation.

MANAGEMENT

Simon Blinkhorne BSc CMILT MCIHT Director

Simon founded Odyssey in 2005, and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He earned much of this within local government before creating a successful career in consultancy. Though Simon manages the business from our London office, he is passionate about maintaining a hands-on role within the company, and specialises in unlocking development sites from a highways and transport perspective.

Brian Chamberlain CEng MICE Director

Brian is a founding member of Odyssey and has over 33 years of experience in the design and construction industry, as well as the development industry. He is a chartered engineer and has worked for large and small consultants in the UK and Overseas, and served clients in both the private and public sector. He enjoys coordinating design projects from concept, through the planning process and onto detailed design from a commercial, financial and resource standpoint.

Ryan Saul BEng (Hons) IEng MICE MCIWEM MCIHT Director

Ryan is a Director based at our Basingstoke office. With over 15 years’ experience working for civil and environmental engineering consultancies, he has a broad background in supporting projects through concept, feasibility, strategy, planning, design and construction; including acting as an Expert Witness at Public Inquiries. Ryan works closely with his team of Associates to effectively manage resources and project deliverables.

Richard Harrison BSc (Hons) CMILT MCIHT Associate Director

Richard Harrison is an Associate Director who heads the transport planning team in our Basingstoke office dealing primarily with the highways and transportation planning and implications of development. He is responsible for highways, traffic, transportation and sustainable travel assessments, as well as the provision of expert witness services at planning appeals. Richard has over 20 years’ experience on a wide range of projects, including industrial, commercial, leisure and residential developments.

Jason Murphy BEngTech (Aus) Associate Director

Jason is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects ranging from residential and commercial to large strategic projects including Heathrow Terminal 5 and Crossrail. He has gained a broad range of experience in planning, detail design and project management through a variety of project types. Jason has a keen interest in the efficient delivery of projects and is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Management in Construction with Law to improve his skills in this area.

Luke Hart BEng (Hons) CEng MICE Associate

Luke has over 16 years’ experience in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects and has a broad engineering background covering Highways and Drainage Design, Flood Risk Assessments and Services Appraisals. Luke is experienced in delivering infrastructure projects at all stages from concept design through to construction. During his career, Luke has worked across a wide range of areas to deliver schemes for Local Authorities, Highways England and Residential Developers.

Ben Muirhead BEng MCIHT Associate

Ben has been working in the field of transport planning, highways and traffic engineering for over twelve years and has experience on a wide range of projects, both in the UK and Overseas. He undertakes highways, traffic, transportation and sustainable travel assessments, provides advice for and on behalf of clients and has acted as an Expert Witness for Public Inquires.  He has worked on a variety of projects large and small, requiring significant traffic modelling analysis and infrastructure design.

Gerald Guma BSc (Hons) MSc CIWEM, MCIWEM Associate

Gerald has over 14 years’ experience in delivering projects in the fields of hydraulic modelling, hydrological analysis, drainage and developmental infrastructure especially large residential developments and strategic flood alleviation schemes for local authorities. Gerald has significant experience within the planning process with regards to flood risk and has an excellent record in completing projects on time and budget.

 

Jonathan Merrick IEng MICE RMaPS Associate

Jon is a proven team leader, having driven and managed multiple design and construction projects throughout his 30 years of experience in civil engineering. He has also supported clients in the area of improvement, working on existing infrastructure. Jon’s career background bridges the public and private sectors.

Simon Blinkhorne BSc CMILT MCIHT Director
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Simon founded Odyssey in 2005, and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He earned much of this within local government before creating a successful career in consultancy. Though Simon manages the business from our London office, he is passionate about maintaining a hands-on role within the company, and specialises in unlocking development sites from a highways and transport perspective.

Brian Chamberlain CEng MICE Director
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Brian is a founding member of Odyssey and has over 33 years of experience in the design and construction industry, as well as the development industry. He is a chartered engineer and has worked for large and small consultants in the UK and Overseas, and served clients in both the private and public sector. He enjoys coordinating design projects from concept, through the planning process and onto detailed design from a commercial, financial and resource standpoint.

Ryan Saul BEng (Hons) IEng MICE MCIWEM MCIHT Director
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Ryan is a Director based at our Basingstoke office. With over 15 years’ experience working for civil and environmental engineering consultancies, he has a broad background in supporting projects through concept, feasibility, strategy, planning, design and construction; including acting as an Expert Witness at Public Inquiries. Ryan works closely with his team of Associates to effectively manage resources and project deliverables.

Richard Harrison BSc (Hons) CMILT MCIHT Associate Director
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Richard Harrison is an Associate Director who heads the transport planning team in our Basingstoke office dealing primarily with the highways and transportation planning and implications of development. He is responsible for highways, traffic, transportation and sustainable travel assessments, as well as the provision of expert witness services at planning appeals. Richard has over 20 years’ experience on a wide range of projects, including industrial, commercial, leisure and residential developments.

Jason Murphy BEngTech (Aus) Associate Director
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Jason is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects ranging from residential and commercial to large strategic projects including Heathrow Terminal 5 and Crossrail. He has gained a broad range of experience in planning, detail design and project management through a variety of project types. Jason has a keen interest in the efficient delivery of projects and is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Management in Construction with Law to improve his skills in this area.

Luke Hart BEng (Hons) CEng MICE Associate
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Luke has over 16 years’ experience in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects and has a broad engineering background covering Highways and Drainage Design, Flood Risk Assessments and Services Appraisals. Luke is experienced in delivering infrastructure projects at all stages from concept design through to construction. During his career, Luke has worked across a wide range of areas to deliver schemes for Local Authorities, Highways England and Residential Developers.

Ben Muirhead BEng MCIHT Associate
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Ben has been working in the field of transport planning, highways and traffic engineering for over twelve years and has experience on a wide range of projects, both in the UK and Overseas. He undertakes highways, traffic, transportation and sustainable travel assessments, provides advice for and on behalf of clients and has acted as an Expert Witness for Public Inquires.  He has worked on a variety of projects large and small, requiring significant traffic modelling analysis and infrastructure design.

Gerald Guma BSc (Hons) MSc CIWEM, MCIWEM Associate
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Gerald has over 14 years’ experience in delivering projects in the fields of hydraulic modelling, hydrological analysis, drainage and developmental infrastructure especially large residential developments and strategic flood alleviation schemes for local authorities. Gerald has significant experience within the planning process with regards to flood risk and has an excellent record in completing projects on time and budget.

 

Jonathan Merrick IEng MICE RMaPS Associate
read more

Jon is a proven team leader, having driven and managed multiple design and construction projects throughout his 30 years of experience in civil engineering. He has also supported clients in the area of improvement, working on existing infrastructure. Jon’s career background bridges the public and private sectors.

OUR OPPORTUNITIES

Develop your own journey with us. We’re always looking for talented people to join our team, and offer many exciting benefits that make Odyssey a great place to work.

Health Care
Childcare Vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Professional membership support
ICE Training Scheme
Regular work social events