BiGGAR Economics has undertaken a number of projects that have considered mechanisms for the regeneration of communities adversely affected by economic change. These include rural communities that have suffered from long term decline in employment in rural industries and urban areas that have suffered from closures of traditional manufacturing sectors.

  • economic impact study of Hartlepool United Football Club including assessing it’s importance to the town in terms of being a place to live and work and its role as a driver of economic regeneration for the town;
  • appraisal of a project to support town centre improvement in three towns in the East of England through the introduction of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and sustainable procurement programmes;
  • socio-economic profile of the Levenmouth area, one of the most deprived areas of Fife and the development of an action plan to support the future regeneration of the area, working with key public sector agencies and business organisations;
  • appraisal and business plan for London Thames Gateway Development Corporation of the Fatwalk, a linear park that will facilitate development in the Lea Valley River in the east end of London;
  • economic appraisal of the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration Initiative, a major regeneration project to regenerate the waterfront from Glasgow city centre to the west;
  • economic impact modelling of a number of scenarios of the future development of West Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s most important economic development areas, consisting of Edinburgh International Airport, the Royal Highland Showground and the International Business Gateway a key inward investment site for headquarters investment projects;
  • development of a new business plan for Clydebank Rebuilt, Scotland’s first Urban Regeneration Company;
  • development of an evaluation and monitoring framework for the East of England’s Regional Renaissance programme – a series of community and physical regeneration initiatives aimed at making the East of England a prosperous and attractive place to live and work;
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