Project – Barbury Castle and Country Park Feasibility Study for Visitor and Education Centre.
“Planning Solutions Consulting Ltd worked with Breathe Barbury CIC to assess the feasibility of developing and operating a multi-purpose Visitor Centre on the Ridgeway National Trail within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From the initial tender process, Planning Solutions submitted an extremely strong and impressive proposal which addressed all areas of the brief and that demonstrated a wealth of experience in tourism projects and, more specifically, visitor centres.
The fact that Planning Solutions has a sister company that manages a number of visitors centres ensured that information relating to the financial modelling, operation and design of the visitor centres came from direct experience rather than academic case studies.
In addition, Planning Solutions undertook a very effective stakeholder and user group consultation process on our behalf as part of the brief and this brought out a lot of useful information and opinions which added significant value to the project. The feedback from our stakeholders around this process was that it was managed well, was confidential and easy to engage with.
We found Planning Solutions to have a very professional approach and they were both easy and flexible to work with. The project worked to the agreed timetable. Reports were delivered on time and met the brief fully.
The value Planning Solutions brought to the project surpassed our expectations in terms of both the quality and depth of the information & data covered in the final report.
Breathe Barbury would have no hesitation in using Planning Solutions again for similar work in the future.” Mark Spreckley & Dave Potts Directors, Breathe Barbury CIC.