Feasibility Studies and Facility Strategies

Council Date Project Outcomes
North Lanarkshire Trust 2014 Feasibility for a new extreme leisure centre within the Trust’s portfolio Currently Ongoing
Cheshire West and Cheshire Borough Council & Brio Leisure 2013 Complete a Business Review of Brio Leisure managed Leisure & Entertainment facilitiesAssess Business Opportunities within the portfolioInvestigate Alternative Management Vehicles for CWaC Leisure & Culture FacilitiesSupport Brio to provide a high level financial and service proposal to the Council for a new 10 – 15 year contract for the Trust. We are currently completing the next stage of the process to help develop full contract documentation for the Council and Brio. Due April 2014.
Torfaen Leisure Trust 2013 Complete a feasibility study for Cwmbran Leisure Centre to develop Vertigo and Fitness facilities. The Trust is assessing potential funding routes for the project.
Rhyl Town Council 2013 Commissioned to complete revenue business plan projections for an Aquatics Centre in Rhyl.The Centre will be a flagship facility located on the Rhyl sea front and will provide swimming and leisure provision for both the local community and tourism markets. The final report detailing the recommended option is being considered by officers and Members.
Central BedfordshireCouncil 2013 Commissioned to complete revenue business plan projections to develop a spa at Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre. The final report detailing the recommended option is being considered by officers and Members.
ExmouthLeisure Trust 2013 Commissioned to complete revenue business plan projections for developments to a re-developed and extended Exmouth Leisure Centre. The final report detailing the recommended option is being considered by the Trustees.
Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust 2013 Commissioned to complete revenue business plan projections for a re-developed Howe Bridge Sports Centre The final report detailing the recommended option is being considered by the Trustees.
DoncasterLeisure Trust 2013 Commissioned to complete revenue business plan projections for redevelopments at Adwick Leisure Centre Proposals have been accepted by the Trust on the basis of business modelling and are currently into cabinet for approval.
Falkirk Community Leisure Trust 2013 Commissioned to complete revenue business plan projections for two new Gym options for Falkirk Community Leisure Trust. Business Feasibility has been completed with asset selection in process.
Trafford Leisure Community Trust 2013 Spa feasibility and business plan study Business Feasibility has been completed with asset selection in process.
Wyre Borough Council 2013 Sports Facility Needs Assessment including an assessment of demand (current and future) and supply of sports facilities in the borough. Facilities included sports halls, swimming pools, fitness gyms, astro turf pitches (ATP), athletics, tennis and outdoor playing pitches.We also considered more commercial facilities including indoor extreme sports; skate park, clip and climb, 10 pin bowling and spa.A number of options were fully appraised. This included completing architect designs, capital costs and revenue business plans. Funding options were provided including revenue savings to pay back prudential borrowing, site disposals estimates were calculated and County Council funding for a HUB facility including a leisure centre and library was discussed. Stage 1 of project completed – comprehensive business reviewStage 2 – Demand and supply assessment, consultation and options completed.The final report detailing the recommended option has been approved by officers and members.We are now working with the Council to deliver the schemes to practical completion.
London Borough of Waltham Forest 2011 Commissioned to undertake an outline business case for the London Borough of Waltham Forest.The overall objective for the review was to “Further refine and develop the outline business case produced in April 2008 to ensure that the Council is clear on its preferred future facility options before commencement of the procurement process”.We provided a detailed financial analysis of each of the options that included facility refurbishment, new build and disposals to assist in the funding of the future strategy. As a result of the review, the preferred option was proposed to provide the Council with a VFM solution for the leisure facilities set against the current leisure budget.Outline Business Case used to influence the procurement strategy for the future management of the leisure centres
London Borough of Newham 2011 Indoor Leisure Facility Strategy for the Borough taking into account the effect of the Olympic Legacy facilities and demographic growth from the planned regeneration of the Borough.This resulted in the development of a proposal to dispose of two centres and re-provide a newly built centre. The report included the demand and supply assessment, impact of the planned re-provision, facility mix, designs and costings (Revenue and Capital) for the proposed developments. New centre build is currently being procured by the Regeneration team within the council.
Waverley Borough Council 2011 To carry out a cost benefit analysis (a detailed SWOT evaluation) of each of the proposed site options for a new leisure centre. Applying high level qualified assumptions with headline figures to give the Council a clear steer on the most appropriate site of the four shortlisted. Following a detailed report and presentation to Members, the Council embarked upon a new development scheme for the existing facility
London Borough of Hounslow 2010 Appointed by the London Borough of Hounslow to support the Planning Policy department in fulfilling the Council’s requirements to complete an appraisal of open space, indoor and outdoor sports within the borough. The purpose of the study was to support and provide evidence for the Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF).The report provided an assessment of indoor and outdoor sports needs within Hounslow. It comprised an audit of sports facilities within the borough including quantity, quality and accessibility criteria. An assessment of current and future need for sports provision was completed. This assessment followed the principles of PPG17 guidance and the related companion guide ‘Assessing Needs and Opportunities’. Sport England Strategic Planning Tools from the Active Places Power database have been utilised. Following consultation, the standards of provision set out in the report have been utilised as part of LDF and developer contributions.The report is available to view on the Council website.
London Borough of Hounslow 2010 Assessment of need for a planned facility replacement for major facility in Brentford, west London. From a demand and supply analysis, the facility mix was determined, indicative layouts and capital costs provided as well as revenue business plans. Outcomes used for discussions with developer of the wider site.
South Oxfordshire District Council 2009 Study to assess the future requirements for Didcot in relation to the town being a new growth point. Demand and supply analysis optimum facility mix provided, draft layouts and capital costs provided. Council considered way forward and may consider together with procurement of leisure management contract.

 

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