STEM visitor centre business planning, Seaton Carew

Visitor centre business planClient: Hartlepool Borough Council
Working alongside Rubicon Regeneration we provided specialist input to assess the feasibility of developing a STEM focused visitor centre. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects play a very important role in the wider economy to help ensure that high value sectors of the economy can continue to grow and deliver good employment opportunities for young people. The STEM visitor centre business plan focussed on benchmarking examples of learning and discovery centres to identify the critical success factors, identifying the wider macro trends which would impact on the project, assessing the local demographic profile and the need and demand for such a facility. We advised on the key elements of the proposed visitor experience, the main operational considerations and governance and delivery models. We also carried out a module of consultation and user research with the local Youth Parliament and teachers to ensure the project met their needs and aspirations.  A financial model was produced to test the financial viability of the project.

How can we help?
If you have any questions about preparing a business plan or income generation strategy for a visitor attraction or visitor centre or would like to discuss our work please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 07866 742628 or email