Projects

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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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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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company: We advised Ford Motor Company in relation to the possible redevelopment of its Sports and Social Club in Newbury Park, Redbridge. There have been long-running proposals to provide housing on the site, based upon an assessment in the Redbridge Playing Pitch Strategy, but subject to detailed feasibility studies. Some work was undertaken previously, but it was insufficient to...

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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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Sports Facilities in Maidstone. A Strategy for the Future

We’ve been working in the heart of the Garden of England looking to secure sports and leisure provision in Maidstone. We are working with the borough council on an assessment of indoor and outdoor leisure provision, Once again this is linked to the local plan and is to senure that there are sufficient, high quality facilities to meet the needs of the borough now and in the future. Maidstone...

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Great Cornard Sports Centre

When one thinks of a leisure or sports centre there’s a temptation to envisage the large, high profile centres such as XCel in Surrey and the Brentwood Centre in Essex.  However, for many people their local sports centre is situated at the nearby secondary school.  These dual use centres provide many grass roots clubs with the base for activity in a no-frills and cost-effective manner. ...

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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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