Feasibility study for a cafe at Rushcliffe Country Park

Country park cafe business plan consultantClient: Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushcliffe Country Park is a popular and established country park to the south of Nottingham. Our work focussed on carrying out a feasibility study to assess the opportunity to extend the existing visitor centre to accommodate an exemplar eco-cafe.

Our work included:

  • Analysing the market and competitive landscape
  • Consultation with officers and The Friends Group
  • Carrying out a module of primary research which generated more than 1,000 responses to an online survey
  • Identifying sources of capital investment funding
  • Liaising with design team on existing design proposals
  • Advising on the optimum size of café/kitchen, menu development and service delivery
  • Recommending an operating model for the cafe, setting out the pros and cons associated with each operating model
  • Preparing a trading profile and staffing model

This led to the production of a business plan with revenue projections and the business case.

How can we help?
If you have any questions about preparing a business plan or masterplan for a country park or recreation site or would like to discuss our work please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 or email richard@pslplan.co.uk