Strabane Canal Feasibility Study

Client: Derry City & Strabane District Council

The Challenge

To undertake a feasibility study, options appraisal and economic analysis of the development of the Strabane Canal Towpath.

The Role

We led on the study which:

  • Undertook a feasibility study of each element – including issues around use, potential visitors, scale, costs, tourism potential and overall feasibility
  • Conducted economic analysis of each element of the proposal – including issues around the capital costs for new build or infrastructure, refurbishment, fit-out, as well as running costs and maintenance costs
  • Conducted an options analysis on how far the development should progress i.e. from all elements to none at all
  • Prepared an audience development and engagement plan for potential users of the site e.g. anglers, anglers, special interest groups

Project Partners

Cogent Management Consulting – Economic Appraisal