Call for Expressions of Interest for the St James Street Car Park Thursday 19/10/17

St James Car Park-Visual

St James St Car Park (which no longer operates as a car park and is hoarded off) is within the South Grove St James SPD area. The New South Grove St James SPD was adopted in May 2017. The South Grove/St James area has been identified as a significant opportunity area within Walthamstow town centre and the SPD guides proposals for what will become a new residential and workspace quarter in the town centre. The New South Grove St James SPD can be viewed here. The Council owned car park site has been identified within the SPD as a site with potential for workspace and commercial led development. Before development comes forward the Council are keen to see the site used as a space for a creative meanwhile use. St James Big Local and the Council are now jointly seeking parties who are interested in using the space. The operator would be expected to build, finance and manage the site, which would be provided on a rent free basis. This is the preferred operational model for the site, however the Council is open to suggestions of other models of usage, providing the vision and objectives of the project are met. The site will be leased to St James Big Local for a period of four years with a six month rolling breakclause after 18 months. St James Big Local will then procure the operator /tenant of the site for the same period of time.

Full brief : St James St Carpark Call for EoI