Wash Estuary Green Tourism Initiative
To develop and present options for the use of a highly sensitive and significant Grade II listed Lighthouse which was previously the studio of Sir Peter Scott the renowned conservationist and wildlife painter.
The land and buildings form part of the strategic flood defence and are adjacent to both the National Nature Reserve and the European Maritime Reserve. The site also houses a collection of protected wildfowl. Community, cultural and tourism uses were considered to be of paramount importance for the future of the buildings which were in private ownership.
Globe worked closely with both the client and the local community to develop and test a range of options for the future of the Lighthouse. Site health and safety restrictions were overcome by commissioning professional film footage of the site and buildings to allow all consultees and interest groups to consider the site.
Six development options were presented and prioritised with the local community.
Preferred options were supported by business cases and operational cash flow projections.
A preferred option and business model was agreed and the client provided with condition surveys, concept drawings, an outline business plan and a range of case studies demonstrating best practice.
Project implementation was delayed due to the limited availability of public sector funding but the buildings were subsequently acquired early in 2012.