Catford Public House – Operator Brief Clarifications

Clarification No 1:

Can you clarify the degree of works that will be undertaken as part of the refurbishment and the degree of the works the operator should undertake. It’s difficult to submit the within the business section of the bid the extent of operator investment when it’s not been clarified what works are being undertaken via the development?

Clarification Response No 1:

The works to the CCC will provide a refurbished building to include a shell and core finish. Works will include:
• Refurbishment of the building structure: roof, walls, floors, windows, ceilings, basic decorations to wall finishes inside and out. Refurbished entrances x 3 (restored canopy to front entrance)
• M&E – full wiring and heating (an air source heat pump system is proposed), toilet fit out, air handling units and extraction vents in kitchen(s),
• Fire alarm and CCTV
• Internal platform lift
• New first floor walkway and new staircase
• An extended bar area

• A fully fitted 1st floor community/ test kitchen and flooring
• Balcony off the community kitchen with new external fire escape stair accessible from the pub garden.

New operators would be required to:
• Provide their own kitchen installation, counter tops, appliances and storage etc. Extraction will be provided as part of the works but not the cooker hood. Basic wiring will be provided and the appointed operator will be able to influence locations of sockets to suit appliance locations.
• Provide any individual light fittings and further associated wiring beyond the standard fittings that will be provided as part of the standard M&E works.
• Furniture, window dressings, other storage, floor coverings. Existing floor boards/parquet/concrete will be repaired but not have covering or finishes. New toilets will have a tiled floor.
• Alternative decorations beyond the standard emulsion covering to walls that will be provided.
• Bar and pump installations via their own choice of brewery or breweries

Note the planning application for the former CCC building can be viewed via this link.

Clarification No 2:

Will the parquet flooring in the main pub lounge be retained and extended into the further non parquet section of the room?

Clarification Response No 2:

The intention is to retain and repair the existing parquet flooring but not extended.

Clarification No 3:

What is the total person capacity for the building?

Clarification Response No 3:

The air exchange system for the building and WC provision provides for up to 250 people inside the building at any one time. This capacity is a working assumption subject to fire brigade and licensing approval.

Clarification No 4:

What is the people capacity expected for the pub garden?

Clarification Response No 4:

It is expected that the pub garden and open area of the Georgian section can accommodate up to approximately 65 people.
The current proposal (with winding path) provides 130sqm usable garden space, which gives a capacity of 65ppl.
If the entire walled garden area were to be accessible (i.e. if it’s one uninterrupted floor surface with no path or planting) then there would be 200sqm of usable space allowing for 100ppl capacity.
N.B. The capacity will be subject to licensing and being included in the pub’s licensed plan, which can provide limitations on capacity and opening times etc.

Clarification No 5:

Can you confirm where I can view details for the wider Catford regeneration proposals?

Clarification Response No 5:

Details about the Council’s regeneration proposals and the link to the Catford Regeneration Framework document can be found on the Lewisham website, via this link.

You may also wish to look at to find out more about the community consultation that helped shape the Framework Plan. Visit Commonplace to see all of the 3,000 comments shared by members of the public.

Thomas Lane Yard will be one of the first projects to come forward as part of the Council’s Framework Plan. Alongside plans for a new pub in the refurbished Catford Constitutional building, a new pedestrianised space will be created with flexible workspace for local businesses, small shops and food and drink kiosks. Up to 100 new homes will be built, of which 50% will be affordable with 40 homes for social rent for those on the Council’s housing register.