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Home > Features > Could you run the new Needham Lake Visitor Centre?

Could you run the new Needham Lake Visitor Centre?

We’re currently seeking a high quality, innovative tenant to manage the new visitor centre/café at Needham Lake - the most visited free attraction in the East of England in 2018 - on a ten-year lease.

In October, we shared blueprints for the site which are now being developed to create a high quality and environmentally sustainable building including a café and new public convenience facilities.

The plans will complement the rural nature of the site and aims to boost the number of visitors to the lake each year, support the local economy and encourage more people to enjoy a range of outdoor leisure pursuits - you can find out more in our press release.

Bids to manage the site are open until 1pm 4 November 2019.

For more information and guidance on submitting your bid, email Kate Parnum (Project and Research Officer) or email Grace Adekanmbi (Strategic Asset Manager)

Further information

Key dates

  • Bid documents available: Monday 30 September 2019
  • Formal applicant visits to the site and view plans of the proposed facility: week commencing 7 October 2019
  • Public Drop in event to view plans: Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Deadline for the submission of bids: 1.00pm, Monday 4 November