Princes Parade Update: Council seeks Leisure Centre Operator for 10 year £23 million contract

On the 23 August, Folkestone & Hythe District Council, let it be known they are seeking to procure the services of a suitable, experienced operator in the leisure management industry to operate the new Princes Parade Leisure Centre in Hythe, Kent, according to the contract register.

The estimated value of the contract is £23 million

The new centre will comprise of the following:

25m x 6-lane competition equipped swim pool

Spectator seating (100 person)

12m x 4 lane teaching pool (visible from the café seating area)

Swim village changing and dry changing facilities

100-station fitness gym • 3 Fitness Studios


185 spaces and 2 coach bays.

The Council as we know have appointed BAM under a two-stage design and build contract to construct the new centre. And we suspect that BAM will win this £23m tender as well, bringing the combined contract values to £25.5m.

The Council seem confident that the construction of the new centre will commence in February 2022 and be completed by September 2023. Obviously they believe they can win the public inquiry into the stopping up of the road.

The leisure management contract will commence in Sept 2023 and will be for an initial period of 10 years (with an option at the absolute discretion of the Council to extend the contract period by a period or periods of up to a maximum of 5 additional years).

Finally, the Council Officer responsible for the development of Princes Parade is Tim Madden (pictured), Corporate Director, Organisational Change. He was the former s151 officer for Folkestone & Hythe District Council

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5 Comments on Princes Parade Update: Council seeks Leisure Centre Operator for 10 year £23 million contract

  1. Great news, looking forward to seeing this area regenerated

    • Jackie – what do you think is being regenerated? It is a public open space and a wildlife habitat at the moment.

  2. Do those people think they own the council

  3. Once again, greed wins the day! The residents are ignored!

  4. Hythe is being regenerated. It is not a public space, you cannot use it.

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