Tender opportunity: Alice Holt Forest Centre, Farnham, Surrey

03 October 2016
Tender opportunity: Alice Holt Forest Centre, Farnham, Surrey

This is an exceptional opportunity to operate the catering facility in Alice Holt Forest Centre, in Farnham, Surrey.

The Forestry Commission's exciting new development will include a new cafe facility as its centrepiece which will be open and operational early in 2017. The Forestry Commission is looking for a tenant who will utilise the opportunity and make Alice Holt Forest Centre renowned for its cafe offer. The new building will be of the high design and quality standard that their visitors will expect and will be located next to the current Visitors Centre.

Any tenant will be expected to work proactively with The Forestry Commission and alongside the existing businesses on site to add value to the overall visitor offer, introduce innovate products and joint marketing campaigns for potential new events. The Forestry Commission are looking for a business to provide a fresh and exciting catering experience to compliment the Alice Holt brand into the future. It is anticipated that the new facility will allow up to 120 indoor covers and 140 outdoor covers.

Open all year round, Alice Holt Forest Centre is a leading recreational destination in the south of England, attracting over 450,000 visitors a year and the cafe should cater for visitors of all ages and abilities who come to Alice Holt Forest Centre for their outdoor forest adventures, including walking, cycling, tree top adventures and wildlife watching.

The business opportunity is for an 8 year lease with no initial premium payable. The premises require all equipment and furnishings throughout.

Further information and The Forestry Commission's Pre-Qualification Questionnaire are available on request. Please contact Mike Phillips via email mike.phillips@stonesmith.co.uk or telephone 01392 201262.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm (midday) on Monday, 24 October 2016.

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