Invitation To Tender: Business Plan (Capital Project) Brief

Trowbridge Town Hall Trust is revising its business plan to deliver activity in the building post-development.

We’re looking for an innovative, imaginative, values-led company or individual to work with us on this process.

About the capital project
Trowbridge Town Hall has been allocated £8.1 million from Wiltshire Council’s successful £16.3 million Future High Streets Fund project.

The Town Hall Trust has since set a £2 million fundraising target to match the amount already pledged.

The capital project will fully restore the building, updating services, improving access, and increasing use of the building. It will result in five community spaces, two of which will be used for cultural activity. The building will also accommodate co-workspace, areas for start- up retail and an enhanced café and bar.

Wiltshire Council are the client for the base-build, with the Trust having responsibility for the fit-out. The building will be asset-transferred to the Trust on completion.

The project will complete in the coming 3-4 years with an anticipated 18-month construction period.

Business Plan
The organisation’s current operating model is based on three overlapping elements: community, culture, and commerce.

The Town Hall wants to work with specialists to develop a comprehensive business plan that both builds on current activity and on a post-development model created in spring 2020 with consultants Real Ideas.

This new plan would be created with the organisation’s staff team and trustees.

The revised business plan would cover the following areas: Ticket income, Catering, Room hire, Other premises, Partnerships, Consumer trends, Staffing, Building management, Organisational operations, Mobilisation, Sensitivity analysis, Risk analysis and VAT.

Tendering Process
We are looking for a person or organisation to work with us to create this business plan.

It must be bespoke to the circumstances of Trowbridge and of Trowbridge Town Hall Trust.

Tenders should include:
• What attracts you to this opportunity
• How you’ll deliver this project, with key milestones
• CVs of those working on the project
• Examples of similar projects
• Cost breakdown (including any expenses)
• References

We envisage this work being completed by the end of March 2022.

You can view the full information pack here.

Deadline: 17th January 2022

We welcome conversations in advance. If you would like more information, including that not yet in the public domain, please contact David Lockwood (Director) on [email protected].