Annex 1: Case Studies|
1. Croydon Leisure PPP
The Croydon sports strategy identified the dilapidated
condition of the Council's existing leisure facilities and demonstrated
that the Borough was severely lacking in dry side sports facilities
such as sports halls.
The PPP scheme will enable a new wet and dry
leisure centre to be developed on the site of the old Thornton
Heath Pool, a new leisure centre to replace South Norwood Pool,
the refurbishment of two other existing pools in the Borough at
Purley and New Addington and to upgrade the Sports Arena.
The scheme provides for up to £20 million
of private and public sector capital investment with the Council
placing a strong emphasis on social inclusion via the setting
of key targets for participation. The private sector will be providing
a full design, build, finance and operate service.
2. PowerleagueDeveloping quality
football facilities in partnership with local schools
Powerleague is the UK's largest operator of
five a side football facilities. It currently has 22 sites and
attracts well over 100,000 customers each week. In many instances,
Powerleague works with local authorities and organisations to
provide facilities which benefit the whole community.
One example is the Powerleague Centre at the
local authority controlled secondary school, Slough and Eton Church
of England School. The state of the art centre has 10 floodlit,
outdoor all-weather pitches and high quality changing facilities,
and free to hire function facilities. In a unique partnership
arrangement, pupils at the school have exclusive access to the
facilities in term time with the centre open to the public in
the evening and at weekends. The school also received a cash injection
from Powerleague to enable it to develop other sports facilities.
The site has provided a major boost to the game
at grass roots level and has considerably improved sporting facilities
within the community. Powerleague works closely with the local
community and has formed links with youth groups, schools and
local organisations which now have access to facilities they would
not normally have.
3. David Lloyd TennisDeveloping Junior
David Lloyd Leisure, a division of Whitbread
Plc, has around 260,000 members in the UK. It has over 520 tennis
courts within its 45 clubs, of which over half are indoors.
The Junior Programme runs in 35 of David Lloyd
Leisure's clubs and is open to members and non-members alike.
Approximately 8,000 children play on a weekly basis. A typical
course costs £27 for six weeks. At a cost of £4.50 per
hour, this brings tennis into an affordable bracket and away from
its middle class expensive traditions. David Lloyd Leisure supplies
qualified coaches with specialist equipment and works on a ratio
of 1:6. This enables children from the age of four to develop
Selected talented eight year olds receive group
and individual lessons at David Lloyd Leisure clubs as part of
"8x8 squads" in a joint initiative with the Lawn Tennis
Association. Around 280 performance children participate within
David Lloyd Leisure clubs each week. In January 2002, David Lloyd
Leisure will launch the Lawn Tennis Association National Junior
Tennis Awards Scheme. This will give children around the country
an opportunity to obtain badges and national rankings in a similar
manner to swimming badges.
In partnership with the Sunday Telegraph, David
Lloyd Leisure has developed the Sunday Telegraph Junior Roadshow.
The roadshow travels around the 35 participating clubs from April
through to August. This provides the opportunity for children
from all around the country and from all backgrounds to play tennis
and receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt free of charge. In the
last three years, over 6,000 children have participated in the
roadshows at David Lloyd Leisure.