Bidder withdraws from Tropicana process

Design by Falkner Brown

Havard Tisdale has informed the council that it can no longer be considered for the redevelopment of the prime seafront site at Weston-super-Mare.

In view of this the council has decided to cancel the public exhibition to be held at the Winter Gardens tomorrow and Saturday when plans from both Havard Tisdale and the other potential developer, the Nightingale Group, were due to go on display.

“We have been working closely with both bidders to ensure their schemes are both deliverable and viable and we are disappointed that Havard Tisdale have concluded that they are unable to achieve a commercially viable scheme,” said Council Leader Cllr Nigel Ashton. “In light of the changing circumstances, we have decided not to proceed with the exhibition at this stage.

“We are still obliged to follow the EU procurement process, but are hopeful this can be concluded sooner now that there is only one bidder involved. We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Nightingale Group on their proposals.”