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Catering specialists wanted by Swansea Council to run two cultural hotspots

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery cafe area, Swansea council

Swansea Council is looking for specialist partners to run catering facilities at the Grand Theatre and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

The venues collectively attract more than 300,000 visitors a year and have both undergone recent refurbishments funded by the council’s ongoing city centre regeneration efforts.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “We want visitors to have first-rate and good value food and drink options matching the unique qualities of each wonderful venue.

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“Our new partners will understand and share our ambitions to attract more people to our venues.

“They will create an offer that is unique, attractive and in line with our audience’s needs and expectations for a day or night out as well as for those hiring our venues for an event or for a distinctive experience for their clients or business.”

The most recent commercial catering and bar service agreements at the venues have ended, giving the council the opportunity to advertise new contracts for both venues.

Mr Francis-Davies added: “Our preferred partner will offer a high-quality cost-effective service that helps us to sustain the venues for the long term through increasing the commercial sales and revenues, supporting our ambitions for growth.”

The deadline for bids is February 15 and interested parties can apply to run either one or both venues jointly.

Successful applicants will be asked to launch their service in April this year, with the initial contract running for five years.

The appointment process is being undertaken by and published on Sell2Wales. All details and inquiries should be directed through this portal.

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