A new winter sports complex featuring a 150m ski slope, a nursery slope, skating arenas plus shops, bars, restaurants, a hotel and new homes in Cardiff Bay is a step closer today.
The capital’s council has chosen a partner to build the next phase of its landmark International Sports Village (ISV).
The project will be developed by Helium Miracle 113 – a subsidiary of Greenbank Partnerships – which was successful in the council’s recent tender to build the scheme.
Council leader Rodney Berman said the “very exciting” new project would “further enhance Cardiff’s reputation as an international capital and a major tourist destination”.
And Cardiff Devils owner Paul Ragan said the news was “absolutely fabulous”.
A capacity crowd of 3,000 will be able to watch the Devils at the arena when they take up residence at their new home.
Priority will be given to preparing the ski slopes and the ice arena in time for most of the 2013-14 ice hockey season. Design work will begin immediately.
The second phase of the development will incorporate a car park as well as retail and leisure facilities and a “snow play area” and will be completed by 2017.
And the council will not have to provide any capital to the project which will fund itself by incorporating retail space.
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by Helium Miracle 113