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Options appraisal and business plan for Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
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Options appraisal and business plan for Kettle's Yard

Our work helped pave the way for an application to Arts Council England for funding. Kettle’s Yard secured £3.65 million towards redevelopment of their gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art.

Richard Naylor

Director, Research

Richard is a world leading expert in research methodologies for the culture and the creative industries, having been an early innovator in the development of frameworks for measuring the economic and social impacts of cultural activities.

Richard Naylor - Director, Research | BOP Consulting

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Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge


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Kettle’s Yard is one of the UK’s finest and most distinctive galleries

It has a collection of mainly 20th century art and a gallery that presents contemporary and 20th Century art exhibitions. It also hosts regular classical and contemporary music concerts and other events. It is an institution within the University of Cambridge.

Kettle’s Yard commissioned BOP to undertake a focused, objective appraisal of the options for capital development. 

An options appraisal is a decision making tool for identifying objectives, the ways these objectives can be achieved, and to examine all the different factors that are relevant, before making a decision. They are recommended by the HM Treasury’s Green Book and are widely used by organisations that are considering capital development to help them assess the context in which they are working, to understand the benefits and costs of various options, to make informed and transparent decisions on which option is most likely to meet the objectives.

The appraisal found that Kettle’s Yard was right to progress more ambitious capital project plans that address all weaknesses and opportunities of the site. Ultimately, our work helped pave the way for an application to Arts Council England for funding. As a result, Kettle’s Yard secured £3.65 million, enabling the redevelopment of their gallery with the ultimate goal of exhibiting contemporary and modern art.

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