Plymouth arena to get £83m revamp

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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Plymouth City Council has chosen a preferred bidder for an £83m revamp of the Pavilions leisure centre.

Plans now being drawn-up by Akkeron Leisure include a new arena and four-star hotel.

Akkeron chairman James Brent is also owner of Plymouth Argyle FC.

The proposal backed by the council involves selling the current ice-rink and fun-pool on the site for demolition and redevelopment.

The existing concert arena on the site will be expanded and a new boulevard created linking Millbay with the city centre.

Akkeron plans to build a new rink as part of Argyle’s stadium redevelopment and transform the Pavilions site creating up to 800 construction jobs.

Plymouth councillor Ian Bowyer, cabinet member responsible for finance, said: “This is a great day for the city.

“It represents a significant step forward and a new dimension to the sports, leisure and cultural offer for the city.”

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