Maximising the benefits of sport and physical activity in the urban environment.
The global population is growing and becoming increasingly urban, creating high demand for urban development. By 2050 it is estimated that 66% of the global population will be living in urban areas. This increases the importance of the provision of facilities and spaces for sports & physical activity within urban areas, which can enhance health and well-being, create resilient communities, attract new residents, differentiate from other projects and enhance attractiveness.
Portas leverages a deep understanding of sport and physical activity combined with advanced data-analytics to help infrastructure stakeholders think, plan and bring to life their projects. Together we design urban solutions that are bold, future-proof and strongly resonate with local, national and international audiences.
Our work spans across mixed-use sports hubs, urban regeneration projects, large scale arenas, sport parks and healthy neighbourhoods:
Vision, KPIs & Targets
We develop compelling visions for places, bringing together local analysis and various stakeholders’ objectives
We leverage data-driven insights to define optimal facility mixes that are financially sustainable, high-performing, aligned with community needs and integrated within the wider masterplan
We evaluate sport data to estimate economic, health and social benefits of sport and physical activity in areas or associated with the development of new facilities
Business, operating and governance models
We design business, operating and governance models that are financially sustainable, efficient and innovative
Activation and partnerships
We develop partnerships to bring facilities to life thanks to our global network of partners in the world of sports and activity
We harness data modelling capabilities and business models to create ambitious and achievable legacy plans for events-led developments