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Leisure in Lockdown – We are Still Working

Last month Jim should have been in Sri Lanka to see England play two test matches, last week should have been the first day of the club cricket season and this summer should have seen the Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Now none of this has or will take place.   Covid 19 has seen to that. First of all, we want to wish good health to all our clients, colleagues in other consultancies and everyone we...

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Epsom and Ewell Sports Strategies

We are currently in the middle stages of two parallel pieces of work for the borough of Epsom and Ewell in north west Surrey. The first is a playing pitch strategy,  the second a built sports facilities assessment and strategy.  Both are being carried out using Sport England guidance and in close cooperation with the governing bodies of sport, Active Surrey, Surrey Playing Fields Association...

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A New Leisure Centre in Armthorpe

We have just, January 2020, been appointed to carry out a feasibility study for a new leisure facility in Armthorpe in south Yorkshire.   We’ll be working with Armthorpe Parish Council on the best way to improve leisure opportunities in the former mining community.  One of the village’s claims to fame is as the home of the Markham Main Colliery Band which is named for the pit which...

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South Holland Sports Facilities Strategies

South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire commissioned us last year to produce two complementary strategies. These are a playing pitch strategy covering the major pitch sports of cricket, hockey, football and the two rugby codes and a built facilities strategy covering all other facilities including sports halls, swimming pools, tennis courts and fitness centres. We are working on both...

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A New Leisure Centre in Woolwich

Built in 1984, the Waterfront Leisure Centre in Woolwich is one of the largest in London. It has two sports halls, four different water areas including a leisure pool with flume, squash courts and a large gym. However, it’s now showing its age. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is proposing to replace the Waterfront with a new, state-of-the-art centre as a centrepiece to the...

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Spelthorne Playing Pitch Strategy

We are currently working with Spelthorne Borough Council to draft a new playing pitch strategy linked to their new Local Plan. This will replace the old playing field assessment which dates from 2013. We are working closely with the council and their partners at Surrey Cricket, Middlesex FA, the RFU and England Hockey. We’ve also had some excellent involvement from local clubs...

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Harrow School

In recent months we’ve been working with the prestigious Harrow School (Winston Churchill’s alma mater) on development of their proposed new sports facilities.   The school is making a multi-million pound investment in its PE and extra-curricular facilities and wishes this to also benefit the wider community. We consulted the sports development team at Harrow Council, the governing...

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Shepway Sports Facilities Strategy

We are currently working with Shepway District Council in southeast Kent on a sports facilities strategy linked to their Local Plan. Shepway includes Folkestone, Hythe and Lydd and boasts some of the highest quality landscapes in the country. These range from the English Channel coast to the North Kent Downs and the sparsh beauty of Romney Marshes. We are advising on provision of both indoor and...

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Our Expertise

Our core services and product areas include: – Feasibility Studies,   Market Assessments,  Design Advice for indoor and outdoor facilities, Playing Pitch Assessments and PPG 17 Studies,  Funding Applications – We’ve won more than £40 million  for our clients!, Financial and Management Appraisals,  Contracting Out, Competitive Dialogue, Contract Project Management,...

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