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Our core focus is on the wellbeing of cities, towns and communities. Our expertise is ensuring that each place has the homes, the jobs, the social capital, the environment that sustains wellbeing.

We work with clients who are focused on creating great places to live and work, and salvaging places where wellbeing is in short supply. Creating vision, restoring hope; that is what we are about.

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Bexhill new homes 10th July 2013Wessex Economics has helped Rother District Council and Hastings Borough Council to refresh their Strategic Housing Market Assessments in preparation for the examination of the Core Strategies of each authority. Wessex Economics provided guidance on the preparation of demographic and economic forecasts, the assessment of housing need; and undertook a review of housing delivery and forecasts of future house building, informed by an analysis of development and market trends.
Camboure 19th June 2013Wessex Economics has been appointed by Fareham Borough Council to advise on updating the Employment Strategy for Welborne, the new community to be developed north of Fareham,  Wessex Economics are advising on the overall quantum of employment floorspace to be provided, the mix of offices, industrial and warehousing space; how the employment elements of the scheme should be incorporated into the masterplan; and how enterprise, small business and home working can be encouraged.
Bishops Stortford 13th June 2013Wessex Economics has completed a study for East Hertfordshire Council focused on the economic performance of the Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted area. The study examines how the economy of Bishop’s Stortford and the Stansted area will grow in the future, the requirement for development of additional business space, and where such space would best be located.
Westminster Hub 18th May 2013Wessex Economics has been appointed to manage the Winchester Workspace Initiative.  This innovative programme  entails working with micro-business and interested organisations to deliver workspace across Winchester District. The focus is on developing provision of new forms workspace that fills identified gaps in the market.  Ideas are being worked up through focus groups for co-working space; studio, storage and performance space for the creative and performing arts; and a web-based ‘space exchange’ service.
NCNF 19th March 2013Wessex Economics and DTZ have been working for Fareham Borough Council on a study that will inform the size, type and tenure mix of new homes to be provided in the New Community North of Fareham, and to establish the expected profile of those who will in the New Community in years to come.
gazelle 19 March 2013Wessex Economics has assisted Kent County Council with the preparation of its Round 4 Regional Growth Fund bid – Escalate, the Innovation and Growth Fund for West Kent and the A21 Corridor. The programme will provide finance and business support for gazelles – the term often used for high growth enterprises.Update July 2013.  BIS has announced that the Escalate bid submitted by KCC has been successful.
Chatham Waterfront  25 January 2013Medway Council has appointed Wessex Economics to appraise an application being made for Growing Places Fund moneys to take forward the regeneration of riverfront sites in Chatham Town Centre
Portsmouth-Harbour 17 January 2013Wessex Economics has provided advice to Portsmouth City Council on measuring the economic benefits of its bid for City Deal freedoms and flexibilities
Western-Heights 2 January 2013Wessex Economics has been appointed by Dover District Council to advise on a major planning application that proposes regeneration of Dover’s historic defenses on the Western Heights, along with a large residential development at Farthingloe.  Wessex Economics is advising the Council on the economic and regeneration of benefits of the proposed scheme.