We are now focused entirely on supporting our local authority clients and their leisure operating partners in facing their biggest ever challenge.
SLC has a dedicated team of experts supporting core cities, unitary authorities and councils across the UK in seeking to initially protect and then transform their services in the future.
We are working tirelessly with the leisure sector to share learning and best practice through our Think Tanks and network.
We care passionately about the communities that local authorities and their partners serve and will bring all our experience to bear in the coming months.
We still see this crisis as a transformational opportunity and want to work with clients who share this optimism with us.
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SLC is offering tailored support to local authority clients to help build resilience in the leisure sector following the lockdown period. This service is for clients that are looking for optimum ways to protect and retain their leisure assets and services during recovery and after COVID.
Service Review and Redesign
SLC is committed to supporting local authorities to identify sustainable solutions that will protect and improve their leisure, sport and physical activity services through the COVID-19 recovery period and beyond. We offer a range of support to review existing facility and service provision, using both financial and non-financial measures. This enables us to identify sustainable solutions that can better contribute to community health and wellbeing.
We use our deep understanding of the sector to help local authorities develop their strategies for leisure, sport and physical activity, cultural services and procuring new operational partnerships. Our work often has a strong link to public health and wider cross-cutting agendas such as regeneration, community cohesion, localism and place-making.
We like seeing the development of well-designed, sustainable and popular leisure and community facilities. We have supported many clients in taking their project from concept right through to completion. Our work has resulted in of sustainable capital schemes worth hundreds of millions of pounds being successfully developed.
SLC has recently emerged as the UK market-leader in leisure procurement, supporting councils with their leisure procurements and forging the right operational partnerships, often saving councils millions in the process.
We know that the majority of the population will seldom or never visit a purpose-built sports or leisure facility. We therefore firmly believe that providing opportunities for people to be more active needs to go way beyond the traditional local leisure centre. With walking, running and cycling being amongst the most popular forms of physical activity, there’s a captive audience wanting to do more outside rather than in.
Whether you need a service or organisational review, management options appraisal, business management advice or research and evaluation support, we can help you on the transformation journey. We are also regularly called upon to provide specialist input to inform planning applications, appeals and inquiries for new developments.
Through our strategic partners Set Square we can support you with leisure and culture specific condition surveys. These ensure you fully understand and can profile lifecycle costs in future, which are capable of supporting investment decisions. Working with leading energy efficiency consultants BSSEC we advise on ‘invest to save’ energy efficiency solutions which can save you £000’s.
SLC has a strong track record in providing detailed planning evidence to secure investment in sites, whether it be a leisure specific development, mixed development or alternative use of a former leisure site.