We’re always interested in showcasing new and unusual developments in the social enterprise sector and ADP Projects CIC is certainly unusual — a young, successful community interest company that has ‘spun-out’ of the private sector.
Sister company ADP Projects has provided world-class services in retail and commercial design, space planning and project management for over twenty years, numbering some of the most familiar global brands amongst its clients.
In 2009 the company decided it could offer these services to social enterprises and civil society organisations, working closely to support clients even at the ‘pre-project’ stage to help them raise the funds for new capital projects and then steering every aspect of the project through to completion.
In 2010 the new CIC was awarded the Social Enterprise Mark. It has since gone on to provide not-for-profit clients across the country with design and project management services of a quality normally associated only with big retail and commercial developments.
Most recently, the company worked with Xsite Skate Park in Skegness to design a major expansion to the current building, challenging twenty students from Lincoln University to design an exterior to clad this major extension.
The winning design — below — is enough to make anyone reach for their skateboard. (And yes, I think that may be the first time that the word ‘skateboard’ has appeared on this blog.) The company is now finishing proposals to take the development to the next stage.