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Events as part of the visitor experience

Client: Monmouthshire County Council As part of developing the Visitor Experience Management Plan and Interpretation Plan for Caldicot Castle, we provided future guidance on event planning to engage with new audiences and increase income. Image kindly supplied by...

Event branding

Event branding: working with the operations team we developed the new events brand (The Arena at Waterside) and promotional material to promote evening music events at CONKERS. Find out more about the Arena at Waterside. Contact us If you have any questions or would...

Events at country parks

As part of a wider Transformational Project we advised on event development across five of the country parks and a National Nature Reserve managed by Hampshire County Council. Image kindly supplied by Hampshire County Council Contact us If you have any questions or...

Feasibility study for a covered amphitheatre

We carried out a feasibility study to introduce a tensile cover over the amphitheatre to support the development of a successful events programme at CONKERS. The covered amphitheatre has: Increased the length of the season we can run outdoor events Built wet weather...

Events: increasing income in the shoulder periods

Working with the operations team at CONKERS we carried out an assessment to introduce two firework nights at CONKERS. Building on the success of previous firework events we recognised that there was an opportunity to enhance the overall customer experience and...

Visitor attraction events – income stream

Our sister company has invested and operates a number of visitor attractions. To improve the attendance at events they have invested in providing covered outdoor event spaces to improve wet weather resilience . At CONKERS we have introduced a covered amphitheatre and...

Events venue feasibility study

Planning Solutions Consulting was commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council to carry out a feasibility study for an events venue. The regeneration of Hartlepool is established as a key strategic priority of the council with the aim of bringing wealth creation and...

Bridgend Events Strategy

Client: Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend County has developed a reputation for designing and delivering a programme of innovative and ‘quirky’ events – a key feature of the destination’s brand. We were appointed by the County Borough Council to support the...

Coastal event feasibility study

The Vale of Glamorgan Council commission Planning Solutions Consulting to carry out a feasibility study into viable commercial opportunities related to events. The commercial feasibility study identified and assessed the events that would enhance the development of...

Thanet Destination Events Development

Client: Thanet District Council Destination events planning - The Thanet Coast has a strong heritage and natural coastal environment offer. The Destination Management Plan highlights the importance of local history in place-making and how this ‘shared- story’ can...
Commercial leisure projects

Commercial leisure projects

As with accommodation our work in commercial leisure dates back to when we were part of the Rank Group in the early...

Visitor accommodation projects

Visitor accommodation projects

Holiday accommodation remains the main holiday expenditure item and offering a range of high quality accommodation...

Heritage and museum projects

Heritage and museum projects

We have worked on a range of interesting and challenging heritage and museum projects.  The ‘days out market’ is...