Stoke-on-Trent City Council is advertising the opportunity to operate three newly restored catering facilities in the historic Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent.
Situated in the City's University Quarter midway between the City Centre and the main railway station, Hanley Park annually welcomes one million visitors. Thanks to a £4.6m grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the park is currently being regenerated through an exciting £6m comprehensive restoration scheme, scheduled for completion in summer 2018.
Such significant investment is enabling Hanley Park (A grade II* listed Victorian park) to re-establish itself as a successful, high quality visitor attraction of regional importance, providing visitor facilities expected of such a city park . It is anticipated that the annual visitor numbers will increase by at least 40% once the project is complete to more than 1.4 million.
The City Council is offering a minimum 10 year contract for the following catering venues, located in the newly restored park;
The Main Pavilion
This historic venue will be completely restored to its former glory. To operate all year round as a café/restaurant/function venue located in the centre of the park in the formal terrace garden. The main pavilion will accommodate 80 covers inside plus an additional 50 covers outside on the veranda.
The Boat House
This fully restored boathouse is located in a stunning location, with a Juliet balcony and views across the lake. To operate for a minimum of six months a year as a café and/or private function venue. The boathouse can accommodate 20 covers inside and incorporates a wet/dry dock for boat hire that is to be leased on a separate agreement and advertised on a separate tender.
The Play Area Kiosk
A ‘grab and go' kiosk located in the former bowls pavilion next to the existing play facilities. To provide ice creams, drinks and snacks. To operate for a minimum of 6 months of the year and can accommodate 30 covers seated outside.
The Main Pavilion, Boat House and Play Area Kiosk are available for one combined lease by one operator. There will be no sub division of buildings.
An open day to view the venues is scheduled for Friday 15 September 2017.
For more information, a detailed brief, to book on the open day and to apply for the above opportunities, contact Butters John-Bee Estate Agents www.buttersjohnbee.com on 01782 212 201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating Hanley Park Catering.
The deadline for all bids is at 12 noon on Monday 9th October 2017.