Planning, Developing, Delivering and Funding Bids...

PSC is one of the leading consultancies in the UK in promoting and delivering successful community involvement and community engagement in planning, neighbourhood renewal, and urban regeneration. Much of our work is to support medium to large scale projects, but we also work extensively with community and voluntary sector groups on smaller scale projects.

Lutyens Crypt, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Working with EK Bassa Associates, we prepared the Business Plan to support the RC Diocese of Liverpool’s bid to ERDF for £1million to convert the Lutyens designed crypt with the RC Cathedral into a Visitor and Archive Centre.

Scoping Study of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund in Sefton MBC & Development of an NRF and Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy. The original project was a scoping study to advise Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council on the potential for NRF spending in Sefton, and to assess their proposed NRF programme. It led to a larger commission to prepare a general Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy which was shaped around a specific NRF strategy. The methods used included significant public consultation across the Borough, newsletters, primary research and stakeholder and beneficiary consultation

Five Community Centre Study, Blackburn.
We were commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Metropolitan Borough Council to carry out a Feasibility Study into the future of five existing council-owned Community Centres. Working with CommunityTechnical Aid Lancashire, we produced fully costed and appraised options for each centre which looked at:
- Current and future uses.
- Management and governance issues.
- Likely revenue and capital needs.

Blackpool South Beach. PS Consultants were appointed by Blackpool City Council to carry out community and stakeholder consultation in early 2009 in the South Beach area of the resort to agree the future approach to land use planning and development through The Area Action Plan (AAP). Keith Keeley, an independent consultant working on the AAP for Blackpool Council said thank you "...for the excellent work which you have undertaken for the Council on this project. We have been impressed by the quality of your presentations in making quite complex subject matter understandable to the community."