Our work on feasibilities studies includes providing market intelligence, advice on the mix of facilities, physical layouts, funding and planning. We cover a huge spectrum of projects and you can get a flavour of this from the following:
- Advice to the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust on replacement facilities for Folkestone Cricket Club and Folkestone Optimists Hockey Club. We made detailed recommendations on the indoor and outdoor facilities to be included, layouts and management options. The £6+ million facilities opened in 2013 under the branding of Three Hills Sports Park and have made a major contribution to expanding sporting opportunities in Folkestone.
- A study for Forest Heath District Council, Sport England, the Suffolk Tourism Partnership and the Forestry Commission to investigate the feasibility of developing a sports and exercise multi-activity project in Mildenhall Woods. The project involved producing a detailed project model reflecting what is needed locally, with management, marketing and operational plans, capital and revenue projections. As a result of the study, an extreme cycle facility set in 1 hectare of woodland was established (photos below), along with a large play area and trim trail, with all facilities incorporated with forestry operations and conservation considerations.
- A feasibility study for Sport England, Fenland District Council and landowner Graham Brownlow to examine the feasibility of using sport and physical activity as a form of agricultural diversification. We identified a range of facilities and activities that could be developed and the operation is now a thriving business, providing training opportunities for local clubs and individuals.
- A study for the Vale of the White Horse District Council, to assess the recreation potential of a major reservoir project proposed by Thames Water on land to the west of Abingdon. We examined the potential of the site to cater for a range of sport and leisure activities, including usage projections and operational considerations.
- A feasibility study for the University of Exeter, for an indoor tennis centre with community access at the university. Our work included identifying the potential usage of the centre, its operational arrangements and income and expenditure projections. The centre was opened in 2004 and has achieved LTA Satellite Accreditation.
- A study for the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership into the feasibility of introducing a countywide leisure card, to seek to create a consistency of approach in promoting access to sports facilities by under-represented groups. The project involved a technical appraisal of the IT systems that would be needed to sustain the arrangement and a survey of the views of local authorities.
- A feasibility study and business plan for Sport Essex on the East Regional Coaching Centre, on behalf of a consortium of partners proposing to deliver coaching opportunities on a network basis. The centre is currently awaiting confirmation of funding from Sports Coach UK.