This project involved:
Transport for Wales

Case Study Background

As part of the Social and Commercial Development Plan our client Keolis Amey Operations (t/a Transport for Wales Rail Services) are tasked with bringing back into use ‘useable space’ across the Wales and Borders Network. In addition the Core Valley Line, the ownership of which is to be transferred to Welsh Government, is part of a key asset with a lot of focus. An aim of the CVL programme is to see every passenger able to access a Hot Drink.

We are instructed to identify potential opportunities across the network for commercialisation and develop the ideas further. A number of these SCDP programs are seen as opportunities to develop SME and community involvement in the Network.

Our input & deliverables

  • Identifying the vacant space to be commercialised
  • Canvasing the local market to identify a potential tenant for the space
  • Negotiating the terms for a short-term lease
  • Managing the re-development of the unit through to occupation ensuring the tenant obtain the required consents prior to fitting out the unit
  • Bringing an unused ticket kiosk back into use
  • Providing Hot Drinks to a station that has no designated retail facility
  • Producing a short-term income generating asset prior to station redevelopment Providing an SME business with the opportunity to develop into travel market. The SME is now looking at other opportunities across the network for the new Brewhut format.
  • Delivering on the Clients SCDP and further grant agreement obligations including the 70% mix of SMEs required on the network
  • Establishing the need for commercial space at the station in advance of the proposed wider development

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