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Grimsby Town new stadium: Developers pressing ahead with project

EXTREME Leisure, the company behind Grimsby Town's new stadium, has announced that it is ready to progress to the next stage of the project

Grimsby Town new stadium: Developers pressing ahead with project

In a statement released this morning, the company says it has completed the 'early stage viability assessment' of the project and are 'satisfied' that it is one they wish to progress to a formal application with.

As reported, the agreement between the Mariners and Extreme Leisure is expected to see a £250 million investment in the project – which would be situated at Peaks Parkway and is expected to create in excess of 600 full-time jobs.

As well as a 14,000-seater community stadium, the wider development would also include sports and leisure facilities including an ice rink to replace the one at Grimsby Leisure Centre, smaller retail units, between 1,400 and 1,600 houses, fast food facilities and 2,000-space car park.

Alistair Gosling Chairman at EXTREME said: "We were delighted to be invited to give an informal presentation to Councillors across all parties on Tuesday (February 7), where we were able to outline, discuss and answer questions over our vision to provide a Community Stadium and the enabling developments within North East Lincolnshire.

"Members raised a number of issues with us, which we understand and which we will seek to address as we move forward. We felt it was a very positive and progressive discussion and hopefully will be the first steps in engaging with the wider community on our exciting plans.

"We now look forward to hopefully seeing the Council's Cabinet report on the next steps later this month.''

Town director John Fenty added; "I'm delighted that Extreme have had an opportunity to communicate directly with Councillors, in a two-way discussion during their presentation.

"This has enabled clarification of opportunities for a scheme that has huge potential, to not only deliver a new Community Stadium, but to include other leisure facilities and much-needed affordable homes within the borough.

"A project of this nature to progress needs timely decisions in order to make the most of opportunities that currently present themselves."

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