A project to build the UK’s seventh indoor snow centre, at Middlesbrough in the NorthEast of England, has received a £250,000 cash injection from the Tees Valley Combined Authority
The £30m snow centre, construction of which is expected to begin in the autumn with the facility aiming to open to the public in September 2019, will feature two ski slopes, an ice wall, trampoline park, climbing walls, a play area for children, indoor skydiving centre and retail facilities and operator Cool Runnings (NE) Ltd say they expect it will attract 2.25million visitors per year.
Along with the cash, the Combined Authority is also spending almost £4million to build a bridge to access the site.
“Cool Runnings came to us for extra financial support to get the project over the line, so I am pleased to sign off this funding. “This project will be massive for Boro. The snow centre gives us a real chance to enrich the leisure landscape of the area while boosting the local economy,” Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen told local media.