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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.  The school is seeking planning permission for the detailed...

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St, George’s Academy, Sleaford – Swimming Pool

St. George’s Academy, Sleaford: We are supporting the Academy to develop a swimming pool project. The commission involved undertaking a detailed needs assessment using Sport England’s ‘Assessing Needs and Opportunities Guidance’, producing a business plan to demonstrate the financial viability of the operation and assisting the Academy with the planning application  

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Runnymede – More than Magna Carta

Runnymede in Surrey is world famous at the site chosen by King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215.   It’s also the home of a go ahead local authority, Runnymede Borough Council, who are committed to the development of high quality leisure facilities. We are working with RBC on a playing pitch strategy linked to the local plan. This is to ensure that there are sufficient playing fields...

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Elmbridge Revisited

Back in 2013 we worked with Elmbridge Borough Council to refresh their playing pitch strategy.   This lead to a number of improved and developed facilities including the new football hub at the XCel Leisure Centre in  Walton on Thames.  They’ve now appointed us to produce an updated strategy to guide provision over the coming years. Elmbridge is one of the most attractive places in the...

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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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