Westover Gardens Regeneration – Opportunity for Caterers

by | Jan 7, 2016 | News

Bournemouth Council is welcoming interest from high quality caterers as part of the regeneration of a key part of Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens.

An artisan market, a new café with alfresco seating, improved landscaping and planting, and a new aviary are just some of the ideas and plans underway as part of the regeneration for Westover Gardens.

Delivered as part of the Lower Gardens ‘masterplan’, proposals to regenerate the aviary and surrounding Pine Walk area of the Gardens will commence in February 2016.

A new cafe kiosk will provide outside seating offering sea views through Westover Gardens and is expected to be complete in April 2016.  This exciting catering opportunity will follow a formal tender process and the Council is hoping to attract a business with an appetite to provide high quality refreshments and light bites, and contribute towards the area becoming an attractive town centre location.

Michael Rowland, Parks Development Manager, said; “It has long been one of our ambitions to ensure that the quality and design of Westover Gardens matches up to this part of the Gardens and helps contribute to the regeneration of Westover Road.  Visitor surveys in the Gardens have told us that park users want the space to include a variety of high quality, artisan foods and areas for quiet reflection.”

Councillor Bob Chapman, Chair of the Lower Gardens Trust, said; “This is an exciting part of our Lower Gardens masterplan. The space has the potential for a catering outlet to come on board and offer visitors and residents a high quality experience whilst overlooking the beautiful gardens and stunning sea views.”

For those interested in the catering business opportunity, please email parks@bournemouth.gov.uk