Oliver Brewster said the call for tenders, originally published earlier this year to “generate interest in the project,” should be reissued.
The proposals for the Les Quennevais skate park, which were unanimously approved by the planning committee earlier this week, include an area of 2,000 square meters, which “takes into account all user needs and abilities,” as well as a bowl, rails, benches, ledges and platforms.
The work is scheduled to start in January and last five months.
The approval is a victory for skatepark users who have been calling for a new facility since 2018 when New North Quay Park was temporarily closed.
Mr Brewster said, “We have actually put the original tender on hold because we thought it best to wait for a decision by the committee. Now that we have the building permit, we’ll be restarting it either tonight or early next week.
‘At the beginning of the year we conducted market engagement and research to understand the supply chain and generate interest and to inform our approach to the tender.
“We also used this to determine projected construction times and the availability of contractors to complete our program.
‘The tender that we will be relaunching is the actual tender for the construction contract for the Les Quennevais skate park.’
Deputy Secretary of State for Economic Development Hugh Raymond previously said it was likely that a local construction company would work with a “skate park builder” appointed on the project.