Tourism and leisure

Tourism and leisure

The tourism and leisure industry is one of the fastest growing in the UK, with tourism alone representing 9% of GDP and keeping over 3 million people in work. With a government drive to boost international visitor levels to 40 million a year by 2020, there is immense opportunity for development.

Part of that drive involves promoting better transport infrastructure – an area of expertise for PBA. There is also a focus on bringing visitors to attractions in the regions, like The Helix, near Glasgow, or the award-winning Center Parcs that we helped design in Woburn Forest.

Increasingly, there is also a call for residential developments to be designed with built-in leisure facilities, like gyms and shops. In the case of a mixed-use project we’re supporting in London, a brand-new football stadium will be on site.

At PBA, we’re finding new ways to make play work harder.

Projects

Key people

Henk Gelens

Henk Gelens

Director – PBA International

Simon Darch

Simon Darch

Equity Director – Civil Engineering and Water Management

Nick Skelton

Nick Skelton

Equity Director – Planning & Economics

James Morgan

James Morgan

Equity Director – Business Development

Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson

Equity Director – Buildings