Business Planning & Economics

Fowlmead Country Park, Betteshanger Coalfield, Kent
Client: SEEDA and the Land Restoration Trust

We have worked extensively with SEEDA and the Land Restoration Trust to provide operational advice to help deliver a unique leisure destination in East Kent.

The product is focused on cycling and as a first stage of development a 3.2 km cycle track has been introduced to help regenerate the former colliery spoil site. The site is now operational providing a quality facility for both professional and recreational cyclists,

Our work focussed on carrying out a comprehensive leisure options review and business appraisal and to consider the long term implications for site management and operating parameters to help create a sustainable product for the long term.

Urban Country Park / Leisure Destination, North West
Client: Homes and Communities Agency

Working in a multi-disciplinary team we examined the optimum mix of tourism and leisure facilities in the regeneration of a former coal field located on a Green Belt site close to Manchester into a innovative mixed use country park. Our work included detailed research, bench-marking, consultation, business planning to identify suitable end uses and developing an exit Strategy along with management options.

Following on from our earlier work we worked alongside chartered surveyors and agents Savills to seek out end operators for the project. End uses include a 18-hole golf course, country park with visitor centre and adventure activity centre.