PCA were appointed in 2019 to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the HF funded Flat Holm - a Walk Through Time Project on behalf of a partnership led by Cardiff City Council.


If the Round 2 application is successful, we will be responsible for supporting the monitoring and evaluation of over the next 4 years and for writing the final evaluation report.


Flat Holm is an important site for biodiversity conservation being a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve and an integral part of wider internationally designated sites such as the Severn Estuary Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site.


The project includes capital repair and restoration works to several key island buildings including the listed Foghorn Station, Cholera Hospital and Laundry. One of the World War 2 searchlight stations (a Scheduled Ancient Monument) will be converted into a seascape hide with interpretation to allow visitors to view wildlife scenery and shipping in the Bristol Channel.

A major part of the project will be to bring the story of the island to a wider audience. Public engagement is to be expanded off the island through events, exhibits and the innovative use of technology including Virtual/Augmented reality and web-based resources.


The project will include activities and interpretation on both the English and Welsh coasts particularly through  a public arts engagement project on Cardiff Bay barrage, and an exhibit in conjunction with Techniquest, Cardiff’s interactive science and technology museum.


The project will expand and develop the range of activities available for schools and other groups both on and off the island. A programme of monitoring and survey of the island’s biodiversity, including “citizen science” initiatives are planned, as well as an expansion in the range of opportunities for volunteering on the island.


Project Example


Flatholm A Walk Through Time Project



Cardiff City Council


2018 - 2023

 Our contribution:

  • Evaluation framework

  • Development phase evaluation

  • Summative evaluation