Haigh Hall and Country Park Regeneration
Wigan Council is seeking to conduct a competitive dialogue with those who are capable of delivering its plans to regenerate Haigh Hall and Country Park for the benefit of Wigan residents and visitors whilst identifying a sustainable business model.
- Wigan Council
- Haigh Hall and Country Park Regeneration
- Wigan Council is seeking to conduct a competitive dialogue with those who are capable of delivering its plans to regenerate Haigh Hall and Country Park for the benefit of Wigan residents and visitors whilst identifying a sustainable business model.
A range of opportunities exist to create a complementary range of leisure attractions based around the historic Haigh Hall, Stables buildings and woodland park. Haigh Country Park is both a local and regional attraction. Its grade II* Listed Hall is used for weddings, promotional events and fine dining banquets. The park contains extensive historic woodland plantations, a championship standard golf course and other attractions such as craft and flower shops, crazy golf, play area and informal woodland paths. The Council considers that there is huge untapped potential within both the Country Park and Hall as part of a comprehensive leisure package or, as free standing leisure attractions in their own right.
Wigan Council is keen to hear from companies who might consider converting the Grade II* listed Haigh Hall which is already a successful venue for weddings, conferences, meetings, and banquets into a hotel.
We are also keen to understand whether there is any interest in creating a wider offer given the existing golf courses and other attractions which could form part of a new hotel resort.
There might also be the possibility to create additional bedrooms by constructing a sympathetically designed hotel accommodation block to the rear of the Hall.
In addition to the opportunities offered at the Hall, the Council considers that there is huge potential for various new facilities and attractions at the site which could include the following:- Garden centre and nursery, Golf complex, Sports activities, (including mountain biking, tree top walkways, zip or high wire facility,rock climbing within the disused quarry etc.), Children’s play centre, Outdoor adventure and activity centre, A Land Train, Residential or Non-residential conference and management training centre, Café or restaurant facility.
Although the Council has identified the above potential uses, they would like to hear from anyone wishing to express an interest in any other type of leisure or tourism attraction or facility which is appropriate within a Historic country park.
The key message is that there is flexibility with regard to the size of sites for potential investment and development and that the council is willing to discuss any proposals which lead to the regeneration of Haigh Country Park.
Whilst undertaking soft market testing the council identified a number of parties who have expressed an interest to be considered in any redevelopment package. It is the council’s intention to introduce these parties to interested bidders along with any other suitable smaller operators who may be considered for inclusion in proposals of lead bidders.
Interested parties are referred to the requirements imposed upon the council by The Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012 and requested to consider how their proposals maximise the opportunity to improve social, environmental and economic well being of the local area and how those benefits may be secured.
The council is seeking a partner who will help to deliver our aspirations the terms of the partnership are to be agreed between the parties. The freehold title will not be available.
Wigan Council is also inviting expressions of interest at the current time from parties who have projects that they wish to be considered in any redevelopment package but who do not wish to be considered as a primary bidder. Any such expressions of interest received will be provided to short listed primary bidders to be considered for potential inclusion in their proposals. It will be at the sole discretion of the lead bidder(s) to determine whether a proposed project would be included in their overall proposal and Wigan Council cannot guarantee that your proposal will be taken forward.
This contract notice has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) with reference number 2013/S 161-281221.
[Note: Within this notice values had to be entered for the contract start and end dates, contract period and extension option periods. These are not currently known but are to be determined during the competitive dialogue procurement procedure.]
- Mrs. Penny McGinty
- Email Address:
- +44 1942489103
- Civic Centre
- 16/08/2013 17:00
- 04/10/2013 12:00
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