Christchurch Council looking for new use for boat store
By Com_Publisher | Friday, April 06, 2012, 19:55
Christchurch Council is inviting members of the community and businesses to come forward with ideas for a possible new use for the boat store at Mayor's Mead car park near Christchurch Quay.
The building was previously used to store motor and rowing boats for public hire from the Quay but the tenant has now vacated the premises and it lies empty.
The store is a 184 m2 single-storey building which sits in a site of approximately 630 m2. The Council has looked at options for the building, including demolishing it and extending the car park, but first wants to see if there is any organisation which feels it could do something with it on a rentable basis.
Ashley Harman, Property and Engineering Services Manager at the Council, said: "There are a number of constraints on the building, including the fact that it sits within a flood-risk zone, but it's in a good location and it may provide a viable income for someone.
"We've put together some documents which show the constraints and the possible uses that could be made of the building and would be happy to show anyone interested round the building.
"All proposals will be considered and preferred options put forward to the Council's Resources Committee.
"Proposals from individuals, community groups and businesses, or a combination of these working in partnership, would be welcomed."
Anyone interested in finding out more should contact Ashley Harman on 01202 495076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.