Plans for a new multi-purpose arena in Redcar, North Yorkshire, have been re-evaluated just months after the site plans were submitted. The £67 million project was initially proposed by developers Coatham Arena Limited (CAL) to build the venue on the former site of Redcar Bowl, which was demolished in 2014.
Opening by 2024, the new 5,000-capacity arena would host an all-year programme of conference and social events. After pausing development to let a robust business case develop for the project, Redcar and Cleveland Council highlighted specific concerns on whether the arena could physically fit on the site, citing further concern for the overall cost of the project.
Councillor Chris Gallacher said: “It would be fantastic to see an arena in Redcar, but based on the information provided by CAL, the council is not satisfied that the proposed site is suitable and that the development as proposed is viable going forward.
“The council will work with CAL to explore the potential of alternative sites in the borough and try to find a suitable arena site in Redcar.”