Feasibility and Demand Studies
Study for a Creative Industries Hub in Cupar, commissioned by Cupar Development
As part of a project aimed at regenerating Cupar town centre, we explored demand for a creative industries hub, its potential make-up, and management options. Comparators were identified and outline financial projections produced.
Study for a Visitor Attraction at/on the Forth Bridge, commissioned
by Network Rail.
Campbell Macrae Associates worked as part of The Glamis Consultancy team on a feasibility study into proposals for the development of visitor attractions related to the Forth Bridge. This is an exciting project which explored options to enable public access to this A-listed structure for the first time, including a bridge walk experience, access to a viewing platform at the top of the north cantilever and a visitor centre. Market demand was considered and outline business plans were developed. A more detailed assignment considering business and operational feasibility was also commissioned and Sandra played an important role in this.
Forth Bridges Demand Study, commissioned by Transport Scotland (on behalf of Forth Bridges Forum).
The Forth Bridges Forum was established in 2011 and part of its remit is to provide a mechanism for the collective promotion of the three Bridges – Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing. We worked as part of The Glamis Consultancy team to explore the potential for a range of possible attractions and visitor infrastructure related to and in the vicinity of the three Forth Bridges.
Business and Cultural Tourism Market Assessment - St Andrews and Fife, commissioned by the St Andrews Partnership.
This assignment was Fife wide, although it focussed on St Andrews. This assignment was led by The Glamis Consultancy and Campbell Macrae Associates concentrated on researching the cultural tourism aspects, mainly performance and events, as well as venues. The research sought to audit current provision and to identify gaps in terms of location, time of year and genre.
Feasibility Study and Business Plan for a Local Arts Centre, commissioned by Pittenweem Arts Festival.
PAF had acquired a building as a permanent base for the Festival and wished to expand its activities to other times of the year. We, along with The Glamis Consultancy, assisted by identifying demand for a local arts centre, activities that might take place in it and comparator facilities. This, along with other information, was developed into a business plan to be used to progress the project, including supporting funding applications. Funding was secured to enable PAF to realise this project in 2012.
Perth Cultural Campus, Demand Study, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise Tayside.
This project involved discussions with a variety of interested parties in Perth. These included Perth and Kinross Council Archives, Museums, Arts Development and Music Development, as well as Horsecross (Perth Concert Hall and Theatre) to tease out aspirations for the future based on their understanding of demand. The output from this piece of research was then fed into further work by architects.