Council agrees lease for new ‘world class’ ski village
Sheffield council has agreed a 150 year lease with Extreme Destinations for an ”internationally recognised” sport and leisure destination at the old ski village site at Parkwood Springs.
The ambitious plans will see the destination ‘rival the best in the world’, bring 400 new jobs and one million new visitors to Sheffield.
Work on the site will begin next year and will include a modern ski slope, mountain biking trails, a hub building with shops, bars and restaurants as well as visitor accommodation.
The infamous ski village site opened in 1988 but closed in 2012 following a series of fires.
Alistair Gosling, CEO of EXTREME said: “This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to deliver an EXTREME Destination right in the heart of Sheffield We will be tapping into the world-wide phenomena of creating action and adventure destinations, where all the excitement of sport and leisure facilities come together – sports activities, accommodation, eating, drinking, shopping – in a totally immersive experience.”
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “Bringing this area back into use as part of a truly global package of sports facilities, accommodation and other leisure pursuits is a fantastic outcome for the team at Sheffield Council that has worked to secure a preferred developer with EXTREME’s experience in delivering leisure based schemed for many years.”