Projects

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The French regional development agency, DATAR, was keen to continue to build on the reputation and success of the Sophia Antipolis Science Park near Nice. After reviewing a number of options, it decided to proceed with the planning of a major new science park in the nearby department of VAR. Under the SPRINT Programme SQW was invited to participate in the feasibility study on this major (8000 hectare) development.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been characterised by an emphasis on the regeneration and economic benefits which they have the potential to bring to the UK, to London and in particular to the Host Boroughs of East and South East London. In July 2012, SQW was commissioned by the Greater London Authority to undertake an evaluation of 2012 Games-time employment, and in particular the extent to which employment opportunities were secured by previously workless Londoners. The evaluation also assessed post-Games employment support provision and the degree to which the event has the potential to leave a lasting…
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The EU has established a network of EBIC’s throughout the Asia Pacific region. Four are already operational in Bangkok, Bombay, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Others are planned for Colombia, Jakarta, and Vietnam. This assignment was to produce a report considering how EBICs had operated to date and their likely future evolution; bearing in mind links with TICs and Asia Invest.
SQW was contracted by the IFC to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the China Project Development Facility. The aim was to provide donors and the IFC with an independent assessment of CPDF’s activities and outcomes to date and to help donors decide on their funding options for CPDF’s next cycle. Project work involved consulting with key stakeholder groups, undertaking a survey of programme beneficiaries, financial analysis of the CPDF as well as assessing its development impact. The report detailed lessons learned and made recommendations for the future.
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We were asked by the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Coburg in the North East of Bavaria to help them with the strategic planning for a technology park in Coburg. The City has traditionally been difficult to access due to its location near the former border to the GDR and far from major centres of economic activity. Due to the reunification of Germany, its geopolitical location has changed radically and it is now in easy access to industrial concentrations in Thurimgia, one of the five new German Lander.
The Capital Region of Denmark is an administrative body covering Copenhagen and the surrounding region. Its responsibilities include healthcare in the Region and, through the Centre for Innovation and Research, it works closely with the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Technical University on the commercialisation of hospital and university R&D The three organisations were concerned that their commercialisation efforts and achievements were not understood fully by stakeholders and interested parties and we were commissioned by the Capital region to review progress (including comparisons with the UK) and to advise on how activities mighty be enhanced. SQW collaborated with David…
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SQW was commissioned to undertake this pan-European research and dissemination project which is focused on local and regional initiatives for promoting energy efficiency through the direct and enabling roles of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It involves the preparation of case studies, guidance and a wiki resource. SQW leads a partnership with ICLEI and the Regional Environment Centre (REC).
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been characterised by an emphasis on the regeneration and economic benefits which they have the potential to bring to the UK, to London and in particular to the Host Boroughs of East and South East London. In July 2012, SQW was commissioned by the Greater London Authority to undertake an evaluation of 2012 Games-time employment, and in particular the extent to which employment opportunities were secured by previously workless Londoners. The evaluation also assessed post-Games employment support provision and the degree to which the event has the potential to leave a lasting…
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SQW was commissioned to work with Scott Wilson Hong Kong to make inputs to a detailed submission of proposals for development of land related to a new port at Nansha in the Pearl River Delta, China. The land area concerned is around 26 sq km, to include port related activities and more general urbanisation. Our role was to advise on the nature and scale of provision for industry and service activities, both port related and others suited to this location.
We were commissioned to undertake the feasibility and planning studies for Hong Kong Science Park. The first stage involved: a major survey of firms in Hong Kong and overseas to establish market interest; reviews of economic change in Hong Kong and the surrounding region, and of investment trends in R&D and other technology based activities; and an assessment of the effectiveness of the current technology infrastructure in Hong Kong, and the additional benefits a science park could provide.
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South East Kowloon Development Statement Study comprises one of the largest, most challenging urban redevelopment sites in the world. It is an area of 600 acres in the heart of Hong Kong, including the former airport at Kai Tak, surrounding old urban areas, and an area of Kowloon Bay suitable for reclamation. SQW were commissioned as part of a consortium led by Llewelyn Weeks Planning to prepare a Outline Master Development Plan for the entire area, covering urban form and structure for the new development areas, redevelopment and upgrading proposals for the old urban areas institutional mechanisms for implementation, economic impact and financial aspects…
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The Capital Region of Denmark is an administrative body covering Copenhagen and the surrounding region. Its responsibilities include healthcare in the Region and, through the Centre for Innovation and Research, it works closely with the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Technical University on the commercialisation of hospital and university R&D The three organisations were concerned that their commercialisation efforts and achievements were not understood fully by stakeholders and interested parties and we were commissioned by the Capital region to review progress (including comparisons with the UK) and to advise on how activities mighty be enhanced. SQW collaborated with David…
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South East Kowloon Development Statement Study comprises one of the largest, most challenging urban redevelopment sites in the world. It is an area of 600 acres in the heart of Hong Kong, including the former airport at Kai Tak, surrounding old urban areas, and an area of Kowloon Bay suitable for reclamation. SQW were commissioned as part of a consortium led by Llewelyn Weeks Planning to prepare a Outline Master Development Plan for the entire area, covering urban form and structure for the new development areas, redevelopment and upgrading proposals for the old urban areas institutional mechanisms for implementation, economic impact and financial aspects…
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SQW was appointed to work for the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport, Tourism and Development on a capacity building project to prepare Croatian beneficiaries to benefit from support to be granted by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The projects were clustered in three areas: Business development, community development and infrastructure.