Refreshment concessions

The sales of ice creams and other light refreshments in our parks and open spaces is offered on a five-year lease regulated by the ‘Supply Southampton’ process. The current refreshment leases expire in 2021.

All tender opportunities are posted on the Supply Southampton portal. You can view an example of the light refreshment concessions in parks Tender document.

The current sites are:

Location Type of venue Further specifications
Central Parks - Houndwell, Hoglands, Palmerston Parks Mobile ice cream/light refreshments Three sites
Central Parks - West Park Mobile ice cream/light refreshments One site
Riverside Park - Woodmill car park Mobile ice cream/light refreshments One site
Riverside Park - Cobden Meadows car park Mobile ice cream/light refreshments One site
Mayfield Park play area Mobile ice cream/light refreshments One site
Weston Shore - Westwood car park Mobile ice cream/light refreshments One site
Weston Shore - pitch and putt Fixed kiosk One site
East Park Pavilion Cafe building One site
Hawthorns cafe and Common play area Cafe in visitor centre and kiosk at play area Two sites

Tender opportunities

Southampton City Council (SCC) will be running a Tender Opportunity to select Operator(s) to provide high quality catering and ancillary services in various parks and open spaces within Southampton. Tenderers will be required to propose a suitable service and to tender for the right of operation within the Council premises and on Council land. The agreement will run for 60 months between January 2022 and December 2027.

If you are interested in the above opportunity, please register to SCC’s Proactis e-procurement portal.

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