13 March, 2024

Paving the future for Northdown Park Pavilion

Thanet District Council is offering a lease for the Northdown Park Pavilion in Northdown Road, Margate, and is inviting people to submit expressions of interest.

This is an exciting opportunity to reinstate the Pavilion as a local community hub. The structure is available to lease for up to 10 years, at a cost of £7,000 per year, on a full repairing and insurance basis. The terms will include a six month rent-free period to allow for refurbishment and fit-out. 

Use of the Pavilion is restricted to sports and recreational activities. There is potential for a food and beverage outlet within the existing building, and a covered seating area could be installed, all subject to planning consent.

As a condition of the lease, the toilets must be refurbished and made available for public use when the building is open. They can be accessed from outside the building. In addition, the changing rooms must be made available for hire by visiting sports teams.

The sports pitches next to the pavilion can be licensed separately for £1,000 per annum, subject to necessary consents. Use is restricted to sports and recreational use.

Cllr Ruth Duckworth, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Property, said: “The Northdown Park Pavilion has the potential to provide a focus for community activities and a social space for parents of children using the play area nearby. Having easy access to places to play sports and take part in exercise is hugely important to the wellbeing of our residents. I very much hope that the arrival of these additional facilities will encourage more use of the area for team and competitive sports as well as the number of children and families enjoying the existing play area.”

Anyone interested in this exciting opportunity should contact propertyandassetmanagement@thanet.gov.uk for more information.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 29 March 2024.

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