Cost of setting up a cafe/coffee shop in River Park House

Robert Lindsay-Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Robert Lindsay-Smith

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

In October last year there was an invitation to tender for a cafe/coffee shop on the River Park House Podium floor, advertised on the Council website and on the National SME Engagement Programme website. The closing date was 24th November 2014.

My request is :
1) Whether a 5 year lease has been agreed as anticipated, and if so what are

2) The name of the company that is to run the concession;
and

3) The total cost incurred by the Council in fitting out the space with a coffee bar and equipment ready for the prospective tenant to operate their cafe. I do not anticipate any objection to giving this information on the grounds of it being prejudicial to the Council's commercial interests, because the contract has now been signed (assuming the answer to Q1 is affirmative).

If the cost of setting up the cafe is not available separately, please supply instead the cost or anticipated cost of the whole Business Suite.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Lindsay-Smith

Alan Stanton left an annotation ()

Dear Mr Lindsay-Smith
Many thanks for drawing public attention to this development. I confess that I hadn't spotted it. The information should enable Haringey Council Tax payers to set these costs against the cuts recently agreed in budgets for vital frontline services.

As you appear to have researched this project, I wonder if you have considered other possible aspects. For example, the potential impact on small independent local businesses?

Robert Lindsay-Smith left an annotation ()

Indeed, Mr Stanton. It may be that the potential impact on small independent local businesses has been assessed, but there appears to be no information published to confirm this.

There also seems to be a lack of information regarding the purpose of the proposed 'Business Suite'.

The invitation to tender is here:-
http://www.haringey.gov.uk/sites/haringe...

Dingomal Simon, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Lindsay-Smith,

 

Freedom of Information Request / Environmental Information Regulations
Request:  Reference: LBH/4181715

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 2 April 2015.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act and we will send the response by 5 May 2015.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Simon Dingomal 

Feedback Review Officer

 

Haringey Council 

River Park House, 225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ

020 8489 1988

 

www.haringey.gov.uk

twitter@haringeycouncil

facebook.com/haringeycouncil

 

 

 

show quoted sections

Edgar Susan, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Lindsay-Smith,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/4181715

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 2 April 2015 in
which you asked for the following information:

 

 

1)     Whether a 5 year lease has been agreed  as anticipated, and if so
what are

 

A five year lease has been agreed

 

 

2)     The name of the company that is to run the concession; and

 

Wood Green Canteen Limited

 

 

3)     The total cost incurred by the Council in fitting out the space
with a coffee bar and equipment ready for the prospective tenant to
operate their café.  I do not anticipate any objection to giving this
information on the grounds of it being prejudicial to the Council’s
commercial interests, because the contract has now been signed (assuming
the answer to Q1 is affirmative).

 

The table below confirms the costs:

 

    Cost (£)
  No Unit Total
       
- CAFE pod
CAFE POD - Supply and Install 1 18225 18225
       
- Equipment (fridges etc) supply and installation
Multideck Fridge 1 3873 3873
Undercounter Fridge 2 688 1376
Tall Drinks Fridge (yet to be purchased) 1 800 800
       
- Equipment (fridges etc) supply and installation
Round Canteen table 5 101 505
Canteen chair 20 84 1680
Wooden Bench 3 228 684
Wooden Bench Seat 6 460 2760
       
- Any other separate costs
New Water Meter 1 108 108
Floor finish and sub-base to cafe area 1 4661 4661
Provision of Waste for Café Pod 1 1673 1673
3 Phase Electrical Supply for Cafe Pod and Equip 1 2425 2425
       
TOTAL     38,770

 

If you have any further queries, or are unhappy with how we have dealt
with your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact the
Feedback and Information Team as below. (Please note you should do this
within two months of receiving this response.)   

 

Feedback and Information Team

River Park House

225 High Road

N22 8HQ

Telephone: 020 8489 1988

Email: [1][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jon McGrath

Assistant Director

Corporate Property and Major Projects

Planning, Regeneration & Development

Haringey Council

6th Floor, Alexandra House

10 Station Road

London  N22 7TR

 

Email: [2][email address]

Telephone:  0208 489 1818

[mobile number]

 

[3]www.haringey.gov.uk

twitter@haringeycouncil

facebook.com/haringeycouncil

 

Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

show quoted sections