BLUESTONE National Park Resort has submitted a planning application for its groundbreaking ‘SkyDome’ project.
If Pembrokeshire Council approves the plans, the undercover facility is expected to inject millions of pounds into the local economy.
The £7million development will see a transparent canopy arched over a massive 7000 sqm area and will include a range of new activities, as well as a 600-seat amphitheatre.
It is hoped the project, which will harness the skills of local contractors, would take around 15 months to build.
Initially it will create 56 new jobs at the resort and will see around £3m spent within the local construction industry.
The new all-weather facility has been designed to complement its natural surroundings, with a clear span roof, which would easily cover an area the size of a football pitch. The internal terrain will rise and fall in excess of ten metres which will give the space a genuinely organic atmosphere and a sense of being outside.
Liz Weedon. Head of Projects at Bluestone said: “SkyDome aims to continue Bluestone’s ecological ethos where the holiday resort has already seen more than 330,000 trees and shrubs planted since 2008, and the creation of two biomass energy centres, producing 7,000 mwh of carbon neutral energy per year.”