ORH has worked with a range of sports organisations to provide analyses of population, demand and travel times to inform the provision of sports facilities. Our clients include national sports governing bodies such as British Cycling and England Athletics. ORH also operates the Facility Planning Model (FPM), a key strategic planning tool for Sport England, sportscotland and Sport Wales.
ORH combines analysis, modelling and consultancy to answer complex planning questions, from the optimum locations of sports facilities to how changes in population characteristics might affect demand, or the impact of changing travel times on utilisation rates. Recent studies in this sector include:
Supply and demand modelling:
How can a local authority assess the strategic provision of community sports facilities?
Read the case study: Facility Planning Model for Sport England & sportscotland
How can projected housing growth in specific areas be incorporated into a planning model?
Read the case study: FPM adding bespoke housing growth data for Sport England