Sports and leisure property developer Extreme Leisure has teamed up with Grimsby Town FC to develop a new Stadium for the club at Peaks Parkway in the town.
Having signed an agreement with Grimsby Town FC, Extreme is now progressing with the viability assessment of the project with a view to obtaining pre-application planning.
The current facility mix being considered includes a state-of-the-art 14,000 capacity Football Stadium for the English Football League Two side, a new Ice Rink facility, additional sports and leisure facilities, retail and food & beverage offers.
To ensure viability and the least cost impact to the local district, an enabling element of affordable residential has been included.
As part of this Extreme has agreed and secured full funding which also includes expressions of interest/ pre-let agreement for 50% of the development with a quality national leisure operator.
The level of investment for the Stadium & Leisure Project is in expected to be in excess of £55 million, with the number of full-time jobs created will be in excess of 320 full-time positions excluding construction based on the design and facility mix.
Cllr Ray Oxby, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said the announcement of Extreme’s interest in the community stadium proposal was further evidence of the private sector’s confidence in the area, and the authority, to support innovative business projects.
Grimsby Town director, John Fenty, added:
We are delighted that Peaks Parkway has now been chosen as the reference site for this very exciting development. It will ensure that the Grimsby Town Football club remains at the heart of the community for future generations, providing a lasting legacy in a new state of the art Community Stadium at the centre of a leisure destination.
We are very pleased to have teamed up with Extreme who have an outstanding track record of delivering excellence in the leisure industry. They say that good things come to those who wait, and we’ve waited so we are looking forward to the day when the ground is broken.
During the evolution of the scheme there will a number of further consultations undertaken in addition to those which have already been undertaken. Feedback emanating from these will be taken into the design with the intention of causing the least impact to local residents, the Club said.