The search is on for a business to open a bistro in Bolton's first retirement village.

The £12.5M Lever Gardens Court complex is set to open later this year as a new exciting’ retirement development with homes to rent, in Little Lever.

Bolton at Home are behind the Little Lever complex in Dearden Street for the over-55s, which has care and support, including 24-hour emergency response and a range of facilities on site.

There will be 62 apartments, each fitted with a modern kitchen, fitted bathroom, spacious living area, one or two bedrooms and some also have a balcony or terrace.

There will be onsite care and 24-hour emergency response service provided.

On-site, there will be residents’ lounge, scooter room and landscaped gardens and for residents who enjoy social activities, they can get involved in coffee mornings, bingo, and other organised events.

The cafe and bistro will be located on the ground floor.

Fiona Summerscales, senior procurement manager at Bolton at Home, comments “This is a fantastic opportunity for a supplier to be part of an exciting new scheme at the heart of the Little Lever community.

“As part of the bidding process, we want operators to tell us how they plan to run the service, whether they intend to deliver a fixed number of meals a week or take a more flexible approach, and their expectations of our residents.

"We are also extremely passionate about social value outcomes and would like operators to tell us how they work within their communities.”

Bolton at Home is currently offering a two-year contract with an option to extend twice at annual intervals, and a maximum term of up to four years.

The start date for the contract is September 2023 and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday May 30.

To find out more about the Lever Gardens Court scheme visit the Bolton at Home website.

For further information on this opportunity or to arrange a site visit, please contact Julie Gustard from the Bolton at Home procurement team on 07787 335027.