Goole looks to progress £4m food hall plan
Hospitality sector specialist Coverpoint, working for landowner East Riding Council, is seeking expressions of interest from potential operators.
The Goole Town Deal Board is spending £4m on the refurbishment of the historic Market Hall, and once works are complete will look to bring to Goole the type of street food, drink and events venue that has been received enthusiastically in other towns and cities.
The 8,800 sq ft space as envisaged in the marketing document would be flexible, being able to accommodate both food hall and event space-led settings.
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There is also a desire to provide workspace at the site, while the courtyard could be developed into a market garden.
East Riding Council, working in conjunction with the Goole Town Deal Board, said it is open to expressions of interest from a broad range of potential operators, from restaurants, breweries, coffee roasters and social enterprises to street food collectives, contract caterers and local entrepreneurs.
The chosen operator will manage the venue, taking responsibility for letting the food and drink kiosks within it and organising both commercial and community events.
The Goole Town Board said: “Interested parties must have the passion and ability to help turn the Market Hall into an attractive visitor destination that, together with the other seven projects funded by Goole Town Deal, will enhance Goole town centre by increasing footfall and boosting the local economy.”
Once expressions of interest are received, East Riding will issue a detailed procurement document pack to potential operators, inviting them to submit a formal tender.
The £4m Market Hall scheme is part of the £25m allocation secured for Goole through the Town Deal.