Developing wasted space within community and leisure buildings

This is the title of one of the presentations at Great facilities for community sport and physical activity…where, how, who? A conference which focuses on how best to develop facilities which increases the number of active people in an enterprising and sustainable way

30th April 2014

Meadow Park Conference Centre

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3RN

This one-day event will provide lots of examples of best practice of identifying, creating and/or developing great facilities for people to become more active. Different solutions from different environments by different people.

Delegates can learn from others and adapt ideas to suit their own environment. Pick up helpful insights, learning from people themselves and the providers who have been successful.

This presentation will over:

Over the last five years ADP has worked nationally re-designing and refurbishing all types of properties from scheduled monuments to toilet blocks. Their clients have one thing in common they have limited financial resources and provide their services and goods for the benefit of their local community. They work alongside all stakeholders to help develop wasted space within buildings, as this is becoming more important for their clients to find new ways and means to trade from their capital assets.

The presentation will cover some recent projects including the Asian Women’s Project in Nottingham. where ADP redesigned and refurbished a redundant school into a community and Asian wedding facility. The building includes a female only gym, function rooms and catering kitchen, beauty and hair salon and photographic studio.

They will also cover the Osprey Leisure Centre in Portland where they developed a redundant changing room into a café, kitchen, reception and disabled toilet and two store rooms developed into a family changing / shower room plus a DDA compliant gym.

They will also cover various ‘what if; scenarios including how to bring the facilities to the people, share premises, cross sell products and services and pop up premises.

Mark Jowsey and Tim Beales are the directors and founders of the company and were instrumental in transforming the commercial design business at ADP into a social enterprise.

For more information about this event call 01423 326 660 or email

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