Sheffield Ski Village Update…Posted by: Phoebe Fuller
... No, it’s not on fire! The council have signed off on a £5 million loan to pave the way for the planned EXTREME sports complex
Sheffield City Council leaders have signed off on a £4.8m loan which should see work begin on phase one of the development at Sheffield’s Ski Village, ahead of EXTREME Destinations’ planned rejuvenation of the area.
The money is part of the Local Growth Fund – government funding that’s awarded to Local Enterprise Partnerships for projects benefitting the local economy – and will go towards site remediation, new utilities and the construction of a new access road at Parkwood Springs, where the centre will be based.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “This is another important milestone for the Parkwood leisure project.
"We still have lots more work ahead of us and we will say lots more about the project in the future but, for now, it’s very good news that the Combined Authority has confirmed this element. It will allow SCC to work with the developer to unlock infrastructure and access constraints at the site in due course.”
At a business briefing last summer, EXTREME unveiled a map that shows how the site might look, along with a first architect visual of a new ski lodge and plans for new mountain bike trails in the first phase.
The agreement between Sheffield City Council and EXTREME Destinations, in partnership with leading UK facilities operator Continuum Attractions, will see the development, provision and operation of a world class sports and leisure ‘experience’ complex with modern facilities for residents, tourists and action sports enthusiasts alike, located in the area of the old ski slope site and surrounding land at Parkwood Springs.