The LDP team has consulted on sports, multi-purpose and entertainment venues, as well as sports facilities, retail and attractions in the UK, US, Middle East and Europe. We have strong relationships with event promoters and venues.
Over the years, LDP’s Partners have worked on many legacy usage plans including the London Olympic Games, Asian Games and Football World Cup bids. We have provided feasibility for significant venues in the UAE, Amsterdam, UK, Jordan and Bahrain, and have worked on varied venue assignments such as the reuse of the Millennium Dome (now ‘The O2’) and expert witness in relation to the development of an arena in Croydon, South London.
Recent LDP clients and projects include:
- Stanhope Croydon arena feasibility
- Palladium Dubai
- Getz Arena feasibility
- New East London arena
- Cirque du Soleil
- Planned arena Cardiff
- Operator Selection assistance for Mubadallah arena
- New Stadium UAE
- Riva Group, Bollywood Park
- New arena for Gothenburg, Sweden
Confidential stadium Abu Dhabi
LDP recently completed the economic analysis for a planned stadium in Abu Dhabi, this included an assessment of the football market and anchor sports potential as well as a market review and fair share analysis of the entertainment and concert market, building on our deep understanding of this market having prepared several venue studies within the UAE over the years.
Show Venue Dubai
LDP conducted a market assessment and financial feasibility for a branded confidential project being considered for the redevelopment of a closed venue in Dubai. As part of this research, we reviewed a number of special event facilities and their operations as that could form an element of the concept.
Cirque du Soleil
LDP worked with Cirque du Soleil and a developer on a major planned permanent show at a confidential location.
Paris Concert Venue
Working with a major developer we developed a programme of entertainment uses to work alongside retail. This includes a concert and entertainment venue, food and beverage facilities and attractions.
Market and Feasibility Analysis for an Arena in Croydon and Expert Witness
Over a number of years, LDP senior partner Yael worked closely with Stanhope PLC to assess the feasibility of a 15,000 capacity arena venue in the Greater London area. In addition to the large-scale facility, LDP assessed alternative venues ranging from smaller acoustic halls to larger multi-use special events facilities and mid-size arenas.
Yael was also called on to provide expert witness testimony on the subject of arena development on several occasions during a specifically related public enquiry, UDP enquiry, and a CPO inquiry.