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Middlesbrough snow centre approved

Words: Laura Edgar
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Plans for a £30 million indoor centre in Middlesbrough have been granted planning permission by Middlesbrough Council.

The scheme, to be developed by Cool Runnings NE, will be built on brownfield land north of Middlesbrough Dock in Middlehaven, which closed to shipping in 1980.

The site has since been cleared, except for the grade ll listed Dock Clock Tower.

To be named Sub Zero, the centre will include an indoor snow centre with a 165m main slope and a shorter beginners’ slope, 5,000 square metres of retail and dining space, a bowling alley, a trampolining and climbing centre, and a ‘sky bar’ providing panoramic views over the dock, town centre and Transporter Bridge.

FaulknerBrowns Architects drew up the plans for the developer. Russ Davenport, partner, said: “The unusual shape of the site, its unique heritage feature and dockside location have provided the opportunity to create a characterful waterfront leisure destination with a strong regional draw. We look forward to taking these plans forward in the coming months with a view to contributing to the long-term regeneration of this area of Middlesbrough.”

The scheme is the developer’s fifth in the UK, with development under way for North Star Village, an indoor snow centre and leisure destination in Swindon for SevenCapital, which received planning permission in November 2018.

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