You may have a new idea or want to take on a new building. New ideas can be exciting but fraught with risks. The feasibility studies we undertake offer a comprehensive and systematic analysis, conducted in your community, to evaluate whether your idea is fundable, financially viable and able to be delivered without too much difficulty. We ensure it doesn’t disadvantage other local enterprises and has the support of the wider community.
You may need this for your own purposes or to prove to a funder or asset owner that you have a viable idea. Rarely, we will tell you if we feel your idea is too risky or challenging – and importantly it will be an evidence based document that will help you to make the decision whether to proceed and what the best option is.
Feasibility studies are valuable tools for decision-makers, investors, and stakeholders, as they provide a structured and evidence-based assessment of a project's viability. They help ensure that resources are allocated wisely and that projects have a higher likelihood of success. If the study indicates that a project is not feasible, it can prevent wasted time and resources by prompting a re-evaluation or a decision to pursue alternative opportunities.
You will want to make sure the whole community has been given the opportunity to have a view on what you are planning. This can be difficult and time consuming, particularly when trying to reach those less heard voices. We can guide you through that path and use engaging techniques to make consultation both useful and enjoyable.
You need your community consultation to be a structured but also an inclusive process that seeks to engage all members of a community, who have very different life experiences, in discussions, and debate about particular issues or about the needs of the whole community. The primary purpose of community consultation is to ensure that the voices and perspectives of community members are considered in the decision-making process so that a sense of ownership can be created.
Community consultations are widely used in various contexts, including community asset transfer, local place planning and are a key part of the evidence gathering for any feasibility study. To ensure you have people behind you, you need to know that the interests and needs of the community are taken into account, ultimately leading to more responsive and effective services and facilities.