ADEPT Live Labs

The ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs programme is a two-year £22.9million initiative funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and run by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). Eight Live Labs projects, led by local authorities with private sector and university partners, are developing and…

A30/A358/A303: Honiton to Broadway

For decades the A30/A303/A358 corridor has experienced problems with delays and congestion. After rigorous campaigning from businesses and local authorities, the Government commissioned the Highways Agency to undertake a full review of the route. Devon County Council, supported by Somerset County Council, fed into this study by looking at improvement…

Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) represents local authority county, unitary and metropolitan strategic Directors, delivering place based services. Members also include combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships and corporate partners. Coast’s work with ADEPT is predominantly focused on raising profile across its key audiences to…

Brook Cottage Development

Brook Cottage is a proposed high-quality rural housing development for the village of Capel in the Mole Valley District, Surrey. The development site was listed as an intended location for housing on the Mole Valley District Council Local Plan, which was out for consultation in March 2020. Coast devised a…

Exeter Energy Recovery Facility, Devon

The Exeter Energy Recovery Facility, located in Devon, is a £45m energy from waste facility producing 24GWh of energy from 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste. The process produces enough electricity to power the equivalent of 6,624 homes. Coast was commissioned by Devon County Council to manage communications for the planning,…

Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a business-led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. Working with the LEP from 2010 to 2017, Coast developed the LEP’s communications, built up business engagement and boosted the organisation’s…

ICE South West

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) plays a nationally significant role in policy influence and formation around civil infrastructure, societal, economic and environmental issues, as well as planning and regeneration. Within the UK, ICE has 12 regions. Coast provides interim and campaign communications support for ICE South West. Recent work…

Inclusive 2040 Plymouth

Following the pandemic, the aim for Plymouth is to grow a prosperous economy that reduces inequality, is sustainable and truly serves the wellbeing of local people. The ambition is to shift behaviours and culture in support of long-term, inclusive growth. Through the Plymouth Charter, Plymouth City Council is focusing on…

Lostock Sustainable Energy Project, Northwich

Lostock Sustainable Energy Project (LSEP) is a new £480million energy recovery facility at the Lostock Works in Northwich, Cheshire. Once operational, the plant will recover energy cleanly and safely from refuse-derived fuel (RDF). Coast provides specialist communications consultancy, developing a series of strategies, protocols and collateral to engage with the…

North Kyle Energy Project, East Ayrshire – Local Jobs and Business Register

The North Kyle Energy Project is a proposed wind energy development in East Ayrshire. Owned by Brockwell Energy, it will comprise 49 wind turbines to be one of the largest wind initiatives in Scotland. The New Cumnock Local Jobs and Business Register connects businesses and job hunters with wind energy…

Ørsted

Denmark’s national energy company, Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy), is a world leader in renewable energy, including wind energy generation, investing over £5.5 billion into the UK alone. In 2014, Ørsted announced it would introduce its patented Renescience enzyme technology into the UK waste market. Coast initially arranged a journalist familiarisation…

Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal

The aim of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal bid was to reinvigorate the region’s marine and advanced manufacturing sectors, create 9,000 jobs and secure £296 million of public and private sector investment. Coast was responsible for managing a public affairs campaign to showcase Plymouth and secure political…

Peninsula Rail Task Force – Closing the Gap

The Peninsula Rail Task Force is a rail improvement and investment campaign comprising Cornwall Council, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, Devon County Council, Heart of the South West LEP, Plymouth City Council, Somerset County Council and Torbay Council. The ‘Closing the Gap’ report brought together the Task Force’s technical…

Rowcroft Hospice

Rowcroft Hospice provides specialist care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon. In 2021, the hospice set out to enhance the hospice experience further with outline plans to remodel the Inpatient Unit facilities, and to widen its care and extend its reach in the community through the…

Rolton Kilbride

Rolton Kilbride is a joint venture between the Rolton Group, a long-established engineering consultancy specialising in clean-technology, and the Kilbride Group, experts in development and infrastructure. The company is currently developing five renewable energy centres in the UK, which will provide energy security for local businesses as well as a…

Salisbury District Hospital, HEAT Project

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust formed a joint venture with Salutem to develop a regeneration plan to transform the existing hospital site. The Health, Education and Technology Project Salisbury (HEAT Project Salisbury) aims to create a centre of excellence with a focus on health, education, research and development. Working alongside the…

Somerset Economic Impact Assessment: Flooding

During 2013, Somerset was subjected to a prolonged period of wet weather and subsequent flooding. The Somerset Levels and Moors (SLM) were particularly affected and the flood event was the worst in living memory for the residents. Coast developed a survey programme to assess the financial impact of the floods…

South Devon Highway

The £130 million South Devon Highway was constructed to alleviate congestion on the A380 by channelling traffic away from the village of Kingskerswell. Involving many partners, it was one of the most complex highways schemes and biggest construction projects in the South West. Coast coordinated communications for the funding, pre-planning…

South West Tourism Alliance

The South West Tourism Alliance (SWTA) is a member organisation that represents both public and private sector organisations within the south west visitor economy. The alliance lobbies for vital improvements to the region that will allow for tourism businesses to grow and develop. Coast has a long-standing relationship with SWTA.…

Taunton Deane District Council (now known as Somerset West and Taunton Council)

Taunton Deane District Council set out its vision for growth of the area: ‘a unique destination for high value business, offering excellent connectivity and a great place to live, learn, work and play’. This vision was outlined in the Taunton Growth Prospectus and aligned to the Council’s inward investment programme.…

TDA

TDA is a provider of business and property services that create job and business opportunities within the Torbay area. Its objectives are to deliver a successful town regeneration programme and create an environment for business and jobs to grow. Coast provides public affairs support in relation to government funding structures,…

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Project, North Wales

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer is an £800 million energy from waste facility located in Deeside and serves the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Partnership. The facility produces enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes. Waste specialist company, CNIM, constructed the facility. Coast provided specialist communications consultancy during the…