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We are seeking an operator to run a trip boat service and take on the management of the Stratford Waterfront pontoon within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Having been cleaned, repaired and rejuvenated as a legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Trust and the London Legacy Development Corporation are now seeking ways to get the most out of the Park’s waterways for future generations.
There is now an opportunity for a professional operator to provide a quality trip boat service from the Stratford Waterfront pontoon in the heart of the Park. The Trust will also welcome bids which include plans for businesses such as cafés, education boats and retail operations that can be run from the site. The offer comprises four mooring spaces on the pontoon, of which three have their own water and electricity bollards while one is set aside as a designated berth to provide water and sanitation services.
Mike Grimes, head of boating at the Trust, said: “The waterways in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be the star of the show in the coming years. In the meantime we want to prepare chances like this for trip boats and other water-based businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity and we want the waterways to be a vibrant part of the Park. Trip boats give people a special experience, bringing people down to the waterfront and onto the water itself. We’d welcome tenders that brought in other ideas that would make the most of the location and create something that would be used and loved by visitors and locals alike.”
Stratford Waterfront pontoon is situated on the Waterworks River to the north of the Aquatics Centre, within the emerging cultural and education quarter called ‘Olympicpolis’ which will include a new Victoria & Albert museum, University College London, University of the Arts London, Sadler’s Wells and potentially a new London base for the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution.
The tender will run from 7 September to 19 October 2015.
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