Investors sought for outdoor adventure attraction
Gillespies has drawn up a masterplan and feasibility study for redevelopment of a former ski village in Sheffield.
Colliers and Sheffield City Council plan to redevelop Sheffield Ski Hill at Parkwood Springs, on a hillside on the edge of the city. The proposals use the steep slopes as part of mountain bike trails and a dual slalom as a major visitor attraction. Gillespies is also looking at the potential of other sites around the city in making Sheffield a centre for outdoor adventure.
Tim Buykx, associate at Gillespies, said: ‘Sheffield is a city renowned for its active lifestyle and outdoor adventure sports – climbing, running, biking and hiking. The Parkwood Springs development provides a great opportunity to capture people’s enthusiasm for adventure sports and deliver a downhill adrenaline sports destination close to the city centre.
‘The design concept envisions a range of downhill sports forming the heart of a recreation training and competition facility, which will provide the north of England with an unrivalled city-based adventure sports park.’
Sheffield City Council is currently seeking investors for the project; the closing date for expressions of interest is 7 April. More information is available at www.sheffield.gov.uk.