MSDC appoints globally recognised cultural and creative consultancy to advise on Clair Hall site

PR2430/RH/MJ - 19/04/2022

Following a competitive tendering process Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) has appointed world renowned BOP Consulting to explore options to provide financially viable modern community facilities at the Clair Hall site.

Having recently worked with a hugely impressive list of clients including local government authorities, the Arts Council of England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and UNESCO all within the creative industries sector, BOP Consulting are well placed to review current market conditions and provide evidence-based advice to help identify opportunities for the future of the Clair Hall site.

Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said:

“We are delighted that an organisation with such an impressive reputation in the creative industries sector has agreed to work with us as we look to identify proposals for the future of the Clair Hall site.”

Paul Owens Director of BOP Consulting commented:

“With a 25-year track record of working globally and across numerous sectors we feel that our rigorous and effective research expertise can help provide evidence-based recommendations for the financially viable future of the Clair Hall site.”

BOP Consulting were appointed following a competitive tender process. The invitation to tender document they submitted their bid against is available for all to review on the Clair Hall Engagement hub site, which can be accessed at, with people asked to hit the subscribe button on this page to be kept informed of the latest news on the future of Clair Hall.

Councillor Ash-Edwards summarised by adding:

“The public consultation last autumn showed an overwhelming desire amongst residents to modernise the Clair Hall site, so it is fit for the future, and the appointment of BOP Consulting is an important step in our work. The Council will transparently publish updates through the process, and I would encourage people interested in the future of the Clair Hall site to register on the Engagement Hub”.