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.