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For Alaska Development Consultants, we prepared a report in support of a planning application for conversion of the Brighton Hippodrome into a Vue cinema complex with associated restaurants. Brighton Hippodrome Concept ImageThe planning authority supported the application as being the only viable option for preservation of the building and for its future use as an entertainment centre. The Hippodrome has been empty for several years since its last use as a bingo hall and the internal fabric is deteriorating. The cost of restoration and refurbishment is substantial. Local campaigners mounted a vigorous challenge to the proposals in pursuit of the objective of saving the Hippodrome as a theatre. The landowners have sold the building and the new owners are not now proceeding with the cinema proposals.

Working with D&J International Consulting, we prepared estimates of future financial performance of a new cultural centre complex in Kuwait. The complex is under construction and consists of 3 theatres, 2 concert halls, a conference centre including cinema and a library. Kuwait Cultural Centre graphicWe proceeded to phase 2 of the contract, which involved the specification of operating and FM contracts for the management of the centre and oversight of the procurement process.

We provided expert advice for a private pension fund on the development options for a former cinema and snooker club located in South London.

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We were commissioned by PKF to advise on the likely viability in the UK of a unique surfing concept based around an artificial wave in a small pool.

The pools are a magnet to create a lively entertainment venue attracting a wider range of customers than just the boarding community, which itself could be attracted across all disciplines – surfers, snowboarders, skateboarders, wakeboarders and windsurfers.   

Boarders must learn to handle 100,000 gallons of water coming at them as fast as 30 mph. Integral to the design are event areas located around the wave pools providing spaces for live performances and private parties. The keys to success with the concept are plenty of spectator room with food and beverages, and locating the attractions in an area where patrons are likely to spend a lot of money on retail and food.

We worked with Bridget Baker Consulting to assess the viability of proposals for a Sports Village in the

Derbyshire Peak District of England.  

The concept takes something from Center Parcs, something from theme parks and something from waterparks. Read the rest of this entry »