Project: Gaskell Recreation Ground


Client: Much Wenlock Legacy Group and Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Pleydell Smithyman Limited were engaged to review management arrangements and provide a long term vision and management strategy for the site.

Gaskell Recreation Ground is the birth place of the Modern Olympics. Our work has included critically assessing the existing joint user agreements with the local school and leisure centre and determining financially viable management options for withdrawing from the existing contractual arrangements, alongside an extensive programme of community consultation with user groups, stakeholders and residents.

Using both our commercial experience and knowledge of the leisure sector we were able to resolve sensitive issues and help to celebrate a new vision for the park as part of the 2012 Olympic Celebrations.