Catering and event management specialist Dine has won the contract to run a restaurant, takeaway and the events catering at restored tourist attraction The Mansion at Roundhay Park in Leeds.
Leeds City Council, owner of the 19th Century building, started looking for an operator to run the catering facilities there in June last year and has been working with Dine to restore it to its former glory.
Dine will run the Garden Room Cafe and Restaurant, an on-site takeaway facility and conference, wedding and banqueting facilities for up to 220 people for .
Dine managing director Daniel Gill said: “The Mansion is a truly special property and we at Dine were passionate about how we could sensitively return the building to economic use, uncovering many beautiful and historic features along the journey — we hope the people of Leeds will be pleased with the end result.”
Property agent Christie & Co was employed to oversee the letting process on behalf of Leeds City Council. Jon Patrick, director of leisure and development said: "With a brief to attract a high quality tenant capable of working in partnership with the City to deliver the council's vision and aspirations for the Mansion in a competitive environment, we believe that Dine has delivered and that visitors to Roundhay Park now have a facility they can be proud of for many years to come."
Roundhay Park, which attracts 6 million visitors per year, has a busy programme of community, international, sporting and music events arranged throughout the year, and has previously hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2 and Robbie Williams.