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PROPERTY & TENDERS


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED:


CONTRACT TO OPERATE LONDON HORIZONS LEISURE CLUB AND ACCOMMODATION


Relevant organisations are invited to submit an expression of interest to tender for the contract to operate London Horizons Leisure Club and London Horizons Accommodation.


The facilities that are included in the scope of this tender are: l London Horizons Leisure Club l London Horizons Accommodation


London Horizons is a high performing leisure club and accommodation facility located in Stockwell, South London. Due to the business’ significant success to date, London Horizons has grown significantly since its establishment and is now looking for new management to take this excellent opportunity to new heights.


London Horizons Leisure Club is a state-of-the-art health club and gym, complete with an indoor 15m swimming pool and adjacent jacuzzi, three exercise studios, a 3G 7-a-side football pitch, a 10 person sauna and a 6 person steam room. The Club offers classes in yoga, pilates, spin, circuits, boxercise and bodytone. The changing rooms are recently refurbished and fitted with pin-entry lockers. Members also have access to swimming lessons and professional sessions in physiotherapy, personal training, massage and acupuncture, providing a holistic approach to health and fitness.


Centrally located, London Horizons Accommodation offers 50 well-furnished and comfortable rooms, all within easy access of Central London’s most famous attractions. As well as catering to guests from around the world, Horizons has developed strong relationships and works closely with universities, colleges and agencies to ensure the accommodation on offer is of a high quality that meets the needs of university and college students. All guests have access to a continental breakfast, free laundry service, Wi- Fi and Sky television. In addition, guests also have full access to the London Horizons Leisure Club, communal kitchens and comfortable seating areas. The Accommodation is also staffed around the clock, and has secure, card-entry door systems.


Since its creation, London Horizons has had a prominent role in the shared success of the neighbouring Durand Academy which has seen both the business and the school thrive. London Horizons has gift aided its profits after management costs and overheads to Durand Education Trust, an independent Trust established with the charitable objective of supporting the development of outstanding opportunities in education for children at the Durand Academy. As a result, the school has been able to dramatically improve its facilities, employ more staff, reduce class sizes, offer subsidised organic dinners, give free swimming lessons and provide subsidised after school provisions, helping to deliver the best education to its intake. The organisation which successfully bids for London Horizons will be expected to maintain this arrangement, and this will be a condition of the tender.


SEND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO: Expression of Interest – London Horizons


Attention Qaisar Sohail, Durand Academy Trust, Hackford Road, Stockwell, London SW9 0RD Qaisar@durandprimary.com


The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 31st October 2014


To read more about the businesses, please visit: www.horizonsfitness.co.uk www.londonhorizons.com


Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames


Abingdon-On-Thames Town Council wishes to work with a commercial partner to provide cinema at the Abingdon Guildhall.


The Guildhall Cinema and Improvement Project provides for the building of a new 100 seat cinema and major works to the modern part of the Guildhall building which will also include refurbishment of the Abbey Hall to allow for installation of cinema projection equipment, retractable seating (220 seats), the provision of a cafe/ bar, and DDA access to the rooms of the historic Guildhall.


Expressions of interest are now invited from suitably qualified companies and organisations with a view to assisting the Council in making detailed plans for the cinema, investing in the new facility, and operating the cinema, cafe/bar and possibly other parts of the development. This will be subject to a tender process.


Further details are set out in the Expressions of Interest document available from enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk or from Mr Nigel Warner, Town Clerk, Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, Roysse Court, Abingdon-on-Thames,


Oxon, OX14 3HU. Interested parties are invited to complete a Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ) which will need to be returned to the Council.


Site Visits – Applicants may if they wish visit the public parts of the site and Guildhall prior to submission of the PQQ.


Deadline for Pre-Qualification Questionnaire queries in relation to the above – Tuesday 21st October 2014; Deadline for receipt of completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires: 4pm on Tuesday 28th October 2014.


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