Economics

We prepare economic impact assessments for new destinations and advise local, regional and national government on tourism economics.

Selected projects led or managed by the principals of Fourth Street.

  • Location: London
  • Client: Alexandra Palace & Park Trust
  • Destination: Alexandra Palace
  • Services: Options appraisal for the future re-use of the Palace and commercial advice on implementation of the preferred solution
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Client: Georgian Railways
  • Destination: Tbilisi City Centre
  • Services: Strategic urban development advice to Georgian Railways in aid of a successful application to EBRD for infrastructure finance
  • Location: Swansea
  • Client: NMGW / Swansea City Council
  • Destination: National Waterfront Museum
  • Services: Lead consultant on the planning, development, funding and delivery of a new national museum
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  • Location: Raasay, Scotland
  • Client: Scottish Enterprise
  • Destination: Raasay
  • Services: Feasibility study for the development of a new arts and community centre
The Old Vinyl Factory Central Research Lab
  • Location: Hayes, Middlesex
  • Client: Cathedral Group
  • Destination: The Old Vinyl Factory
  • Services: Strategic advice to inform the concept and business plan for a new innovation centre at The Old Vinyl Factory
Devonport Dockyard Devonport Dockyard
  • Location: Devonport, Devon
  • Client: Naval Base Museum
  • Destination: Devonport Dockyard
  • Services: Business plan for proposed integration of a de-commissioned submarine into the experience
Snoasis Snoasis
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Client: Onslow Investments
  • Destination: Snoasis
  • Services: Market analysis, visitor projection and economic impact assessment for major new leisure destination and sports resort, anchored by the UK’s largest indoor ski slope
Vauxhall Nine Elms (Battersea Power Station) Vauxhall Nine Elms
  • Location: Battersea
  • Client: Transport for London
  • Destination: Vauxhall Nine Elms
  • Services: Financial modelling of Tax Increment Finance solution for delivery of the Northern Line Extension
Adrenaline Gateway Adrenaline Gateway
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Client: Lancashire County Developments
  • Destination: Adrenaline Gateway
  • Services: Worked with the Council and local stakeholders to articulate a vision for an iconic facility to capitalise on the area’s growing popularity for adrenaline sport
MediaCity:UK MediaCity:UK
  • Location: Central Salford
  • Client: Central Salford URC
  • Destination: MediCity:UK
  • Services: Contributions to key sections of the winning bid document in competition for the BBC’s Northern headquarters
London Tourism Satellite Account London Tourism
  • Location: London
  • Client: London Development Agency
  • Destination: London
  • Services: Advice on the design and development of local area tourism models as a precursor to a Tourism Satellite for London
New and Renewable Energy Centre Renewable Energy
  • Location: Blyth
  • Client: ONE North East
  • Destination: North East
  • Services: Initial economic and feasibility study in support of the new and renewable energy testing and development centre
Economic Contribution of Sport Economy & Sport
  • Location: North East of England
  • Client: ONE North East
  • Destination: North East
  • Services: Interviewed leaders in sports management, marketing and administration to provide a thorough sector analysis and strategy for further development
Angel of the North Cluster Mapping
  • Location: North East of England
  • Client: ONE North East
  • Destination: North East
  • Services: Detailed analysis of the North East visitor economy, leading to England’s first regional Tourism Satellite Account
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  • Location: South East of England
  • Client: SEEDA
  • Destination: South East: Olympic Impacts
  • Services: Commissioned by SEEDA on behalf of the region to review the potential impact of the Olympics and prepare a strategic framework
London River Park London River Park
  • Location: London
  • Client: Venus Group
  • Destination: London River Park
  • Services: Review of the park proposals and market analysis to inform visitor and financial projections