Plans for a state-of-the-art Middlesbrough snow centre, which could create 350 jobs, have taken another step forward with the appointment of a lead consultant to the development management team.
Teesside independent commercial property consultancy Dodds Brown will lead the team presently drawing up final designs and costings for the £30m snow centre, with a view to submitting plans for detailed planning permission this September.
Dodds Brown will also investigate the commercial lettings market for a variety of leisure and retail units planned for the snow centre.
Construction work on the project, which is supported by Tees Valley Combined Authority and Middlesbrough Council, is expected to start in early 2019.
Dodds Brown senior partner Stephen Brown said: “We have been working with site owners Cool Runnings (NE) and Middlesbrough Council on this development since the start of 2017, so we are delighted to be formally appointed.
“The snow centre will be a massive visitor boost for the town.”
Rachael Howson, director of Cool Runnings, added: “Dodds Brown are the premier commercial property consultancy in Teesside.
“Their knowledge of the local lettings market and understanding of the wider national property market will be invaluable in getting the mix of commercial units right and letting them successfully.”
Middlesbrough’s £30m snow centre will consist of two ski slopes with an ice wall, ice bar, trampoline park, climbing walls, a play area for children, bowling alley and an indoor skydiving centre.
Alongside the leisure activities there will also be associated retail facilities and food and beverage units. The centre is expected to attract 2.25m visitors per year.
From its offices in Middlesbrough, Dodds Brown LLP is the largest independent commercial property surveying practice headquartered on Teesside.
It offers a comprehensive commercial property service and local market knowledge throughout the Tees Valley. Dodds Brown has been trading for more than 125 years and its senior management team has in excess of 100 years combined experience.