Tenant sought for stunning new Brooke Park Pavilion Cafe

The new pavilion which will house a coffee shop in Brooke Park in Derry on the site of the former Gywn's Institute. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.09.15
The new pavilion which will house a coffee shop in Brooke Park in Derry on the site of the former Gywn's Institute. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.09.15

Local businesses in the hospitality industry have the unique opportunity to snap up a spot in one of the city’s most scenic locations – as the new Gwyn’s Pavilion in Brooke Park nears completion.

Council are currently in the process of tendering a Catering Agreement with a view to procuring a tenant to manage the new state of the art café building.

The new Gwyn’s Pavilion occupies a prime location on the site of the former Gwyn’s Institution with sweeping views of the landscaped parkland and beyond to the city walls. The contemporary glass fronted building and open plan design make the space offering light and airy.

It is set within the context of 20 acres of historic parkland which is in the final stages of a massive £5.6m transformation. The regeneration of the park is well underway and completion of the project is anticipated by early summer of this year.

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion said, “This will be a fantastic opportunity for anyone hoping to establish a new business or extend their existing business offering within the context of a historic parkland.

“The Pavilion is located right beside a new state of the art children’s play environment and has a spacious floor area of 230 sq m with terraces to the front and rear of the building. The café will also benefit from the close proximity of the much anticipated new sports and leisure facilities on site.

“The view alone is enough to attract tourists and visitors to this beautiful location as well as the historic links to one of the city’s most famous landmarks, known locally as ‘The People’s Park’.”

To find out more about the offering anyone interested is invited to go on line at www.derrystrabane.com/ to download the Catering Agreement tender.