Sports Facilities and Venues

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Sports Pitch and Facility Strategies

Quite simply, good quality, sustainable and fit for purpose venues can increase motivation and remove barriers to participation. Good facility planning can improve access,  improve quality  and ensure you are well placed to meet tomorrow’s needs. Against a backdrop of an ageing facility stock, providers are looking for innovative and affordable ways to improve their facility portfolio.

Strategies are critical for organisations aiming to develop a more efficient and effective facility portfolio. A well-researched strategy can  provide an evidence base to secure funding and can support the big (and often difficult) decisions around facility development and rationalisation. To develop a medium or long term plan, we can help:

  • Audit existing provision – what have you got and what is the quality?
  • Map your catchment with GIS mapping
  • Establish supply and demand and the under or over supply gap
  • Identify how you can maximise use
  • Consult with your community
  • Assess the best management options
  • Recommend realistic sources of funding

Sport Facility Strategy

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Feasibility Studies and Option Appraisals

Fit for purpose facilities are a key part of the mix to help increase participation and improve the quality your offer. In an environment where traditional public funding mechanisms are constrained new thinking is required.

Options can include new build, refurbish, upgrade, close or replace – but which represents best value for money and is consistent with customer expectations, community need and meeting your objectives? We can help you work through a number of important questions:

  • What is the supply and demand for facilities in the area?
  • How does provision match up against current policy ?
  • Where should we locate a new facility?
  • What activity areas should we include?
  • What do the local community think?
  • How do capital costs compare?
  • What do projected income and operating costs look like?
  • How will we fund the project?

Business Planning

Any new venture or feasibility study will require some form of business planning and development of a business case. Whether you are looking for a fully worked up outline business case for a new venture or a ‘bottom line’ estimate, our plans provide realistic projections based on:

  • Our operational experience of running similar businesses
  • Our business acumen
  • Our scrutiny, check and challenge of your proposals
  • Benchmarking against other operators and industry standards
  • Consultation with other operators.

A realistic business case and business plan is critical as it  provides you with confidence that your project will be financially sustainable. Conversely, over optimistic and unrealistic plans can lead to ventures being launched, which may struggle from day one. If the maths don’t stack up, or the project can’t be made to work we will tell you!

Sport Facility Feasibility

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