Officers are recommending the International Ice Arena (BIA) for the prestigious Black Rock site on the seafront. The development proposes an Olympic-size public ice rink plus a 7,500-seat, multi-purpose arena which could stage ice skating events, plus other sports, exhibitions and shows.
Rival bidders RH Partnership with Rocco Forte had proposed a 150-room, five-star hotel, spa, winter gardens and biodome but it is thought that the planning committee will take the advice of officers and opt for the Arena.
Explaining the choice, the council says the arena scheme would best enhance the city as a regional, national and international venue and a place to invest. It has spin-off benefits for tourism, business, residents’ quality of life and regeneration of East Brighton. For the full press release click on download below (MS Word file 30KB)
Click here to download Black Rock Press Release
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