Visitor accommodation projects

Visitor accommodation projects

Holiday accommodation remains the main holiday expenditure item and offering a range of high quality accommodation types is an essential component of a successful visitor economy.

Our work in the accommodation sector was established when we were part of the Rank Group in the early 90s and our division was responsible for the introduction of the Warner Heritage Hotels and the Oasis Holiday Village subsequently acquired and subsumed into the Centre Parcs portfolio.

Our lead specialist area is in the self-catering sector, (including camping, lodges and other forms of innovative holiday units) where for more than 20 years we have worked extensively on new development projects, often as part of mixed use schemes.

Find out more about our accommodation projects here and other projects here.

We are retained advisers to Forest Holidays who we work with on new site finding and development planning.  Some of the clients we have worked with include:

  • Easy Hotels (franchisee)
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Forest Holidays
  • John Fowler Holidays
  • Oaksey Park
  • Newport City Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Rank Group
  • Rempstone Estate
  • Warner Hotels

Our clients have been appreciative of our work: “Forest Holidays has been working with Planning Solutions Consulting Limited for over a decade. Working closely with our senior management team they have been providing expert market reviews and carrying out site assessments across the UK. They have also been providing strategic input to analyse growth market targets and to help shape our development strategy. This has helped Forest Holidays to expand our portfolio of sites across the UK. We have found that the quality of advice has always been very sound and robustly argued and we have often reverted back to PSCL’s earlier research work and reports which have demonstrated their validity over time. Planning Solutions Consulting delivers their work within budget and on time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Planning Solutions Consulting to other organisations.” Gary Fletcher, former Chief Executive Officer, Forest Holidays

How can we help?
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our work within the accommodation sector please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 or email richard@pslplan.co.uk

Nature reserve and wildlife projects

Nature reserve and wildlife projects

Planning Solutions Consulting has worked at a number of existing and proposed nature reserve and wildlife projects. We have helped clients prepare business plans through to managing programmes of visitor research, preparing income generation strategies, advising on strategic development opportunities and producing visitor experience masterplans. Find out more about our nature reserve and wildlife projects here and other projects here.

Some of the clients we have worked with include:

  • Hampshire County Council
  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust
  • Natural England
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Northumberland Wildlife Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
  • Shropshire Wildlife Trust
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • The Bristol Port Company
  • The RSPB
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our work on nature reserve and wildlife community and tourism projects please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 or email richard@pslplan.co.uk

Coastal tourism and coastal regeneration projects

Coastal tourism and coastal regeneration projects

coastal tourism masterplanCoastal towns are facing a number of challenges to maintain or regain the importance of their tourism and visitor economy. Some common issues include physical isolation, declining town centres and seasonality of the seaside economy. In many areas there have also been issues with ageing and transient populations as well as relatively high levels of deprivation. Furthermore environmental factors such as climate change and coastal erosion are impacting on new development opportunities as well as the security of existing facilities.

Appropriate tourism development can play a key role in creating a sustainable coastal economy. A number of destinations have used small scale interventions such as the East Beach Cafe in Littlehampton or the ‘Another Place’ Antony Gormley sculptures in Crosby. Both of these examples have had a significant positive impact in terms of an upwards shift in the tourism profile and attracting new visitors. Find out more about our coastal tourism and coastal regeneration projects here and other projects here.

Some of the clients we have worked with include:

  • Bristol Port Company
  • Chichester District Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • Hartlepool Council
  • Tendring Council
  • Thanet District Council
  • Tourism South East
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Whitby Town Council
  • Welsh Government
  • North Somerset District Council

Our clients have been appreciative of our work: “The Hartlepool STEM feasibility study has provided a robust foundation and direction of travel to develop the project. We were delighted with the hands-on approach and commitment of the team to deliver a quality feasibility study and business plan. We would have no hesitation in using the company to support future regeneration activities within the borough.” Andy Golightly, Hartlepool Borough Council

Business Planning: Shaping your future project strategy with robust financial analysis

Business Planning: Shaping your future project strategy with robust financial analysis

Working as tourism business planning consultants we assess concepts and ideas for new and existing businesses and we prepare detailed business plans, which are used to support funding applications.

Our business plans include:-

  • Market assessment
  • Case examples
  • Visitor modelling
  • Management and staffing
  • Detailed financial appraisal
  • Funding profile
  • Review of governance
  • Risk assessment
  • Marketing strategy
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Our other services related to business planning include carrying out due diligence exercise, economic impact assessments and contingent valuation exercises.   We have worked on a number of business planning projects for a wide range of  projects including Brockholes Nature Centre, a flagship £9m visitor centre managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, through Ditheringflax Mill, a private landowner to support the development of luxury lodges in Dorset and Sunderland City Council to support the regeneration of a castle.   

Follow the link to find out about our business planning projects.

How can we help?

Do you need help to prepare a business plan or would you like Planning Solutions Consulting to review an existing plan? If you do please don’t hesitate to phone or email Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 

Visitor experience planning: Create a unique visitor experience masterplan

Visitor experience planning: Create a unique visitor experience masterplan

 

Working in multi-disciplinary teams we have developed a number of visitor experience masterplans and masterplans in relation to visitor attractions, heritage centres, castles, nature reserves and country park alongside wider coastal sites.  We identify potential future development scenarios based on site context, market trends, review of case examples (learning from best practice), consultation with stakeholders, primary research and financial parameters.  We create bespoke scoring matrices with a strong market and commercial focus to identify the preferred visitor experience masterplan.

Our visitor experience masterplanning services include:

  • Identifying and defining the product and service opportunities
  • Options appraisal to identify the perferred development scenario
  • Creative workshops
  • Establishing phasing for delivery and operation
  • Preparing the masterplan and visitor experience masterplan (often working with other professionals)
  • Preparing the supporting business case

We have produced and advised on developing visitor experience masterplans for Hampshire County Council,  Forestry England, Natural Resources Wales, Monmouthshire County Council and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Follow the link to find out about our visitor experience planning and master planning projects.

How can we help?

Do you need help to prepare a visitor experience masterplan? If you do please don’t hesitate to phone or email Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999