The Assembly Rooms, opened by the Queen Mother in 1977, was Derby’s premier performance venue delivering a busy and mixed programme of cultural events in the heart of the city. In March 2014 a fire ravaged the building, leaving the Assembly Rooms unusable and derelict for many years.
The Council had big ambitions to redevelop the venue to a high specification, meeting local demand for a contemporary entertainment and conference venue. They needed robust economic evidence to support a funding application to the Local Enterprise Partnership, D2N2, and a planning application.
Forever Consulting prepared the Economic Case for funding the redevelopment, including appraising three scenarios to identify the most economically advantageous option. Our Economic Case stood up to scrutiny by D2N2s independent economic advisers, allowing the project to secure funding. The Economic Case also supported a successful planning application.