Culture and Leisure

LCS  have worked on a variety of projects in Culture and Leisure services, from preparing councils for inspection by the Audit Commission to looking at options for developing leisure sites..

Our consultants have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and we have been particularly successful in facilitating high level Culture and Leisure development across boundaries and organisations which have a shared interest in promoting access and innovation and working with them to find common organisational solutions which deliver value for money. Examples include:

The London Borough of Southwark commissioned LCS to look at options for the future of Camberwell Leisure Centre, a Victorian public baths in a poor state of repair.  Previous studies had identified the need for substantial improvements to bring it up to modern standards. This involved:

  • Research: profile of the area, analysis of usage, customer feedback and financial data, the potential customer base, case studies from other similar buildings
  • Consultation with partners and stakeholders
  • Review of and research into possible funding streams
  • Development of a design brief for architects


Business in the Arts:North West invited LCS to research and develop participation in their Board Bank programme, which is a confidential register of people with business skills who are offering to share their skills and expertise with the arts and museums by serving on boards of management. They were keen to extend their membership to marginalised and excluded disabled people.

People with learning disabilities, their carers and representatives, along with others whose voices are seldom heard, came together throughout the year to contribute to the development work which led to the production of a resource pack which contains contacts and suggestions for organisations wanting to involve more excluded disabled people, such as those with learning disabilities, in the decision-making process.