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Previous Contracts Have Included

  • Commercial sector feasibility studies and business expansion plans for Gôl Football Centres Ltd.
  • Reviews of leisure services, school and community sports facilities - Just Solutions has completed reviews for 15 Local Authorities in Wales including:
    • School modernisation and improvement programmes;
    • Visioning and business shaping for the future;
    • Designing briefs for fit for the future facilities;
    • Efficiency and betterment reviews.
  • Facilitating Member and Corporate Director workshops to shape the business rationale inform future leisure service provision.  
  • Business case evaluations for a new public /private partnership and capital investment programmes.
  • Natural and Artificial Turf Pitch Reviews. (Lead to a grant).
  • Developing a vision and strategy/delivery plan for future facility provision for National Governing Bodies of Sport.
  • Writing and publishing 'A Review of Leisure Facilities in Wales - What Does It All Mean?' launched at a National Conference for all Local Authorities in Wales also organised by Just Solutions in association with Butlin Consulting.
  • Reviews of Secondary Schools in a number of Authorities to assess the quality of provision, suitability of facilities for greater public access and recommending management arrangements to satisfy both school and community needs.
  • Developing the Welsh Assembly Government's strategy to capitalise on the opportunities to promote Education and Learning provided by the London 2012 Olympics.
  • Scoping, developing and supporting the implementation of the Welsh Assembly Government's Basic Skills plan to raise standards of literacy and numeracy through the inspiration of sport.
  • An FE College facility options appraisal, business planning and specialist technical advice and options appraisal for sports facility developments on different college campuses. (Lead to a grant).
  • Developing Learning Communities /Community Focus School management models.
  • Feasibility study informing the development of a new drop in, learning, enterprise and supported housing centre for young people in Denbigh. (Lead to a grant).
  • Securing a development partner for a National Football Centre and UEFA HatTrick funding. (Lead to a grant).
  • An options appraisal for a Regional Centre and Stadium for the Football Association of Wales.
  • Designing the 'better facilities' vision and identifying and working up exemplar projects.
  • Developing local visions and plans to support the 'better facilities' vision and exemplar projects for the Welsh Football Trust. (Lead to a grant).
  • Developing a new cricket ground - project management, developing a business plan, tender specifications and analysis, successful funding applications. (Lead to a grant).
  • A needs, sufficiency and appropriateness review of leisure provision serving the school and communities in Denbighshire’s the 7 major towns and a strategic overview summary report and service challenge efficiencies matrix.
  • Developing a National Literacy delivery plan and partnering arrangement for the Welsh Government with the Welsh Rugby Union.
  • Natural and Artificial Turf Pitch reviews in Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Councils.  (Lead to a grant).
  • Denbighshire County Council – Play service review (Lead to a grant).
  • ‘Soft market test’ and options appraisal for an alternative leisure centre management model.
  • Marketing and business planning advice for a leisure construction company.  
  • Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd – developing the project brief and business case for a young peoples training and enterprise and supported housing centre.
  • Rhyl Going Forward Programme - Flagship Leisure Projects Options Appraisal Support Service.
  • Conwy County Council – outdoor playing pitch review.
  • Vale of Glamorgan – Options Appraisal for Colcot Sports Centre (Butlin Consulting).
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council - Designing Fit for the Future Sport and Physical Activity Facilities for 21st Century Schools.
  • Welsh Hockey Union – Supporting the development of a new Hockey game and participation models and testing and developing new local delivery models – hockey hubs.
  • Denbighshire County Council - needs assessment and options appraisal for the future Library service in Prestatyn – followed by a project management and funding application contract to deliver and shape the vision for the future service. (Led to a maximum CyMAL grant)
  • Cardiff City FC House of Sport/Steve Borley CMB Engineering – feasibility study, developing the business case and plan and funding applications for a 2nd phase House of Sport – 60mx40m Ball Sports Hall (Led to two grants)
  • Welsh Rugby Union - developing and project managing a 'learning through rugby' strategy and preparing the detailed business plan for a European funding application.
  • University of Glamorgan - Mapping a fit for the future vision and strategy for Glamorgan Sport – followed up by a 2nd business support services contract to develop two new business proposals
  • Rhyl Going Forward – a review of options and testing the deliverability of a variety of sport, recreation and leisure based development ideas for the Rhyl coastal front including the identification of other complementary proposals and the preparation of a delivery plan and joined up approach/way forward.
  • Welsh Rugby Union – Developing a facilities vision and delivery plan
  • Hockey Wales retainer service.
  • Conwy County Council – Visioning, feasibility and options appraisal for Eirias Park as a multi-sport Centre of Excellence.
  • Isle of Anglesey – Leisure Services Sufficiency Review and Options Appraisal.
  • North Wales Leisure Review – response to the service challenges - clarifying vision, purpose, service positioning and response to collaboration agenda. A contract for all 6 north Wales Local Authorities and Sport Wales Northern Region.
  • Hockey Wales - Business review and options appraisal for the National Hockey Centre
  • Denbighshire County Council – Client representative and project development manager for a new library, learning and information centre in Prestatyn.
  • University of Glamorgan – a follow -up business support services contract to take forward and further develop new business proposals.
  • Welsh Hockey Union/Welsh Football Trust/Welsh Rugby Union – collaborative vision and rationale for fit for the future facility provision and appropriate technical guidelines.
  • Football Association of Wales/Welsh Football Trust - Client representative and project manager for the development of the National Football Centre for Wales.
  • Rhuddlan Town Council – Leisure sufficiency and locality review
  • Denbighshire County Council – Libraries and Information Service Sufficiency Review.
  • Gwynedd Council – Leisure Sufficiency Review.
  • Ceredigion County Council – Feasibility and business case for an Athletics and Cycling Stadium/Velodrome.
  • Neath Port Talbot - Culture Strategy
  • St Asaph Cricket Club – Business support service to secure a new pavilion (Former Pavilion lost to 2012 floods)
  • Gwynedd Council – Initial feasibility and options appraisal in respect of a new pool
  • Area Planning – developing a new approach in two pilot areas - Denbighshire County Council
  • Rhyl Coast Leisure Facilities – soft market testing
  • Denbighshire future new look library and multi-function community hubs - developing future delivery models as well as efficiency savings
  • Denbighshire County Council - Rhyl Regeneration and Rhyl Going Forward Coastal Plan – client support services and the development of an Expressions of Interest framework for recruitment of a development partner
  • Neath Port Talbot CBC – Preparing a leisure facility 'development partner' procurement framework
  • The Outdoor Partnership - Development of a future vision and strategy
  • Tai Ceredigion - Aberystwyth - Feasibility study and business planning for a new Young People's Centre as an integral zone in the new Aberystwyth Town FC Stadium including a 3G pitch - part of a major housing and regeneration scheme
  • Ceredigion County Council - Advising a review of future leisure services
  • Alliance Leisure Ltd – Carrying out a soft market test and options appraisal in respect of Food and Beverage options for a new leisure development
  • Denbighshire Coastal Team Leader Economic and Business Development - Initial scoping and funding options study for an indoor wheeled sports zone
  • Welsh Hockey Union/Welsh Football Trust/Welsh Rugby Union – collaborative vision for future facility provision - All Wales spatial planning
  • Supporting Gwynedd Council (retainer) – Developing future leisure delivery models and securing £1m efficiencies
  • Welsh Government-Sports Policy Branch - Preparing a ‘5 Case Model’ Business Case for a Future Welsh Government Capital Investment Scheme
  • Denbighshire Planning and Leisure Departments - Assessment  of community needs to inform District Valuation and planning negotiations with proposed developer
  • Vale of Glamorgan – Feasibility Study for a 3G pitch at Jenner Park Barry
  • Parc Taf Bargoed - Trelewis and Treharris Sport in the Community Project – 3G Feasibility
  • Alliance Leisure Ltd – Feasibility Study – re future Hydrotherapy provision for Betsi Cadwaldr, Conwy and Denbighshire
  • Future Local Authority Management Options Appraisal - Trading Companies etc. (client confidential)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC - Options Review and Report on Viability of Leisure Trust
  • Feasibility and future development options for Cardiff City FC House of Sport
  • Feasibility study for Hills Plymouth Cricket Club
  • Business expansion options, ideas and strategy for a Not for Profit Leisure Operator
  • Sport Wales for Welsh Government – All Wales Facilities Blueprint
  • Housing Revenue Account future strategy
  • Bonymaen RFC in partnership with Cefn Hengoed Community School and Swansea City Council – future development options feasibility study
  • Feasibility Study and vision for new accommodation for Rhyl Town Council
  • Welsh Cycling – Events strategy
  • Soft Market Testing for various commercial employment sites
  • Artificial Turf Pitch Options appraisal and future business plan
  • Homelessness/Housing business case – client representative and project manager
  • Hockey Wales – Retainer Agreement for a range of services and expertise and club development support
  • Leckwith Feasibility for CMB Engineering/Cardiff City House of Sport 
  • Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach – review of future operating model options for Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Feasibility into the hosting of a UEFA National Finals in 2019/20
  • 5 star training hotel feasibility and soft market testing
  • FAW National Football Centre Dragon Park - impact review and business case for any future expansion in context with a ten year plan to include a development vision that takes account of the ‘significant international progress’ and the future performance needs of FAW
  • Project management - a future community hub for St Asaph City Council and Community Association
  • Future social housing infrastructure locality plans
  • Corwen Pavilion feasibility options and business planning 
  • Community Association business review and options appraisal
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council leisure strategy
  • Leisure Trust support services
  • Soft market testing future options for a commercial development site- describing the outline ‘development brief’ in context with the community and its vision and future needs - ensuring indicative proposals complement the existing uses at the location and establishing if any public sector investment or subsidy would be required to secure any leisure and community outcomes
  • Newport City Council - brief for the preparation of a City Sport Vision and Master Plan set in context with the emerging Welsh Government vision for elite and performance sports facilities in Wales


    Library relocation options review -to establish the potential benefits, advantages and disadvantages for a change of location together with the development of the future library offer alongside other wide    ranging community and ‘commercial’ services. The process is a ‘platform’ for securing betterment i.e.: cross service collaboration; 

    enhancing community services; 

    improving access, and reaching a much wider audience; 

    meeting increasing local needs; 

    achieving greater efficiency targets, without impacting on the quality of customer service
  • Rhyl Town Council relocation - design brief for the new facility and business plan

  • Housing DLO Options Appraisal - Support service proposal for inviting expressions of interest in a future housing maintenance partnership arrangement; exploring the viability of future collaborative    working, either by way of some form of joint venture or the establishment of a NEWCO; reviewing the potential of such an arrangement with ‘like-minded’ social housing organisations that are responsible for    delivering similar services in the region; undertaking a ‘market readiness’ appraisal through an ‘invitation exercise’ designed to engage with ‘like-minded’ social housing providers
  • Leisure Strategy - Review with Elected Member workshop informing re-write of Fit for Future Strategy for Caerphilly CBC
  • Welsh Government National Football / Sports Museum for Wales feasibility study 
  • Rhyl Waterpark and Leisure Attraction - client representative support services. The client representative acts solely on behalf of the Client to support the co-ordination and commissioning of ‘others’,  review options and inform future actions and decisions:
       • Responding on an as needs basis to whatever is required
       • Serving as the Client’s ‘eyes and ears’ whilst determining when the Client needs to be involved 
       • Acting as a ‘buffer’ for the Client, taking responsibility for detailed deliberations, and development work leading to any consequential decision making
  • Ceredigion County Council - Review of Leisure and shaping of the future vision, way forward and case for investment
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