Given the high value of projects and developments we are asked to support, we can provide you with the assurance and confidence you need to deliver. Below are some examples.
SLC has been at the vanguard in supporting local authorities and their delivery partners.
In 2020-21 SLC helped 18 local authorities to reopen over 100 facilities following the government’s announcement that leisure services could resume in July 2020, following the first national lockdown. This included advice to several core cities, metropolitan and London boroughs, district and borough councils. We also contributed to the early planning of the Moving Communities platform.
Throughout the first national lockdown and into the recovery period, SLC hosted regular ‘Think Tank’ webinars which brought together over 120 Councils to share knowledge, approaches, and their specific COVID-related challenges.
The latest challenge facing the sector is the significant increase in utility costs.
SLC can support local authorities and their operating partners in establishing fair and reasonable approaches to address this issue as partners. We do this through establishing a shared understanding of each partner’s contractual position and supporting positive collaboration through a range of approaches including best practice case studies and benchmarking.
“We have worked with SLC for a number of years, from our perspective they are market leaders and the go to people in terms of consultancy.”
Geoff Caine, Culture, Wellbeing and Leisure Services Manager, Stevenage Borough Council
SLC works alongside the UK’s leading experts in building surveying and environmental consultancy. We have one aim – to support you in optimising the lifecycle costs, including energy performance, of your assets through sector leading approaches and innovation. As the focus on carbon reduction increases following COP26, we and our partners such as Arup can assist you in playing your part in Net Zero.
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.
Our experienced team have supported a number of high-profile developments and have an unrivalled track record in securing planning permission for our clients.
Our approach takes full account of Sport England planning guidance linked to the National Planning Policy. We are highly experienced in developing evidence-based arguments to support legitimate reasons for the loss of playing facilities or pitches. If you’re seeking to develop and there is a sport or leisure element involved – get in touch as early as possible.
SLC provides a range of diagnostic support and strategic advice to organisations including the Swimathon Foundation, Greater Manchester CEO’s, Sport England and other sector organisations. We provide laser focus and insight combined with the ability to work in often ambiguous and complex political environments.
SLC increasingly is asked to provide additional support to our consultancy work and clients often entrust us with delivering their programmes. We operate with Prince 2 principles and get things done on time and to budget with excellent visibility and communication.