Economic Impact Assessment
General Motors Car Plant Redevelopment
Client - Southside and City Developments
MKA Economics supported Waterman Environment, Energy and Design appraise a regeneration masterplan of the former General Motors car plant in Luton. MKA Economics completed the economic impact assessment to support the planning case.
Scottish Hotels and Resorts
Client - Scottish Development International
MKA Economics completed a series of economic impact assessments of various resort proposals across Scotland to highlight the potential scale of the economic opportunity and to help guide future SDI and wider public sector support.
Leadhills Wind Farm
Client - Falck Renewables
MKA Economics led the Socio-economic, Tourism, Land Use and Recreation Chapter of an Environmental Statement for a proposed wind farm near Leadhills in South Lanarkshire.
Newton Farm, Perth
Client - Manse LLP
As part of the GVA Grimley led team, MKA Economics conducted the Socio-economic Impact Chapter of an Environmental Impact Assessment for a major retail development on the outskirts of Perth.
Event impact assessment
Tiree Music Festival
Client - Tiree Music Festival
Economic evaluation of the the Tiree Music Festival 2012, which was awarded 'Best Small Festival in Scotland' and has been nominated for 'Community Event of the Year'.
Fringe by the Sea
Client - Fringe by the Sea
Economic impact assessment of 'Fringe by the Sea', a week long festival of music and comedy in North Berwick, often reffered as Edinburgh Fringe in minature - with its own Spiegeltent!
External Funding Source and Application
Irvine Valley Path Network
Client - Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership
MKA Economics supported the Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership secure revenue and capital funding to deliver the Irvine Valley Path Network which MKA Economics helped devise with Ironside Farrar.
Sound of Mull Artificial Reef
Client - Sound of Mull Artificial Reef Trust
MKA Economics was commissioned to support Colliers International conduct a feasibility assessment of developing an artificial reef for diving purposes in the Sound of Mull. MKA Economics supported the 'economic case' with a specific focus on the source and application of funding opportunities.
Coronation Park Redevelopment
Client - Riverside Inverclyde
MKA Economics supported Ironside Farrar complete a masterplan and business plan to assess the viability of redeveloping Coronation Park in Port Glasgow as a new community asset and visitor attraction.
Project monitoring, appraisal and evaluation
Scottish Food Hub
Client - Scottish Enterprise
Working with SAC Consulting, MKA Economics completed the economic case for a new Food and Drink Business Growth Hub. This included a HM Treasury compliant Business Case covering strategic, management, economic, financial and commercial aspects.
Socio-economic baselines and audits
Inverness and Moray Accommodation Audit
Client - Scottish Development International and Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Working with Tourism Resources Company, MKA Economics completed the accommodation audit for Inverness and Moray. MKA Economics led the demand side assessment, including the consultation phase with key industry bodies to assess future drivers for growth.
Key Destination Accommodation Audit
Client - Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise
MKA Economics supported Tourism Resources Company complete a series of accommodation audits for six key destinations (Aberdeen, Royal Deeside, Dundee, Perthshire, St Andrews and Loch Lomond). MKA Economics led the consultation phase with key industry bodies and intermediaries to assess demand requirements.