DD1017 Dine in Southall Feasibility Study

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
11 February 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The purpose of this paper is to seek approval to procure and award a contract of up to £95,000 for a detailed feasibility study to:

-Investigate suitable sites for the Dine in Southall (DiSh) project within Southall

-Develop a business model for DiSh, as a destination training restaurant:

-Assess the viability of Southall Manor House for the project, and demand for/viability of alternative uses for the building such as the provision of training, apprenticeships and opportunities for SMEs.

The study will be prepared in two stages:

  • Stage 1 – will assess the viability and develop the business model of a restaurant with trainee-chef finishing school in Southall. This will include assessing the suitability of Southall Manor House for the project, and investigating alternative more viable and ready sites in Southall. The Stage 1 report will also recommend an alternative mix and arrangement of uses for the Manor House which could be taken forward as part of an overarching viable business model. These recommendations will inform the decision making process for further investment.
  • Stage 2 – based on the recommendations of the Stage 1 report and following a further steer from GLA, the consultants will prepare detailed business plans for each of the two project strands: the destination training restaurant in the most viable location, and –building on the Britton McGrath Report- the Manor House building. The Stage 2 report will include recommendations and outline costings for any physical works that may be required to facilitate the operation of both strands as well as any potential ongoing costs. Implementation will then be subject to formal GLA approval.

Stage 2 is subject to Stage 1 identifying a viable way forward for the Dine in Southall project, and an appropriate break clause will be included in the contract.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice