Discovery, Learning and Heritage Centre Feasibility Study

Discovery Centre Feasibility studyClient: Lochaline Quartz Sand
Working with Duncan Bryden Associates, we were commissioned to carry out a feasibility study to assess the concept of developing a discovery, learning and heritage centre linked to a working mine with a rich history in Lochaline, North West Scotland. The mine produces the best quality silica sand in the UK and i is unique as it is the only underground sand mine in Europe. It is currently operated by Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. (LQS), a joint venture between the Italian mining company Minerali Industriali and the global glass manufacturer NSG, owners of the famous Pilkington brand.

The feasibility study included a site assessment, analysis of the residential and tourism marketplaces and review of the strategic policy context. A number of development options, of different form and scale, were identified and evaluated. Advice of future governance was provided along with a financial analysis of the preferred development scenario.

How can we help?
If have any questions about carrying out a feasibility study please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 07866 742628 or email