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15 Feb 2018
Cardiff Council reveals preferred location for new £110m indoor arena

Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff has been selected as the preferred site for a new 15,000-seat indoor arena.

The planned £110m venue – which would be capable of hosting sports, cultural, and entertainment events – is now set to be built across two sites in Atlantic Wharf close to the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff Council, which is driving the project, has identified a large indoor venue as “the biggest missing piece in the city’s infrastructure offer”.

A detailed feasibility study is now being planned, which will consider all the options for the Atlantic Wharf site – including the wholesale redevelopment of the entire 30-acre site to ensure the development can generate the “maximum private sector funding contribution” to the scheme.

Cardiff Council's Cabinet will discuss the Arena plans at a meeting later today (Thursday 15 February).

Cabinet member for investment and development, Cllr Russell Goodway said the indoor arena is a key priority for the new county administration and a major focus of its policy document Capital Ambition – a five-year plan for the city, outlining the authority’s vision for Cardiff to become a “leading city on the world stage”.

"Cities are where the future is being built,” Goodway said. “Cities are the economic dynamos where more than 80 per cent of global GDP is generated and they compete with one another for inward investment and jobs.

“If Cardiff wants to compete with other major cities then, to succeed, it needs the necessary infrastructure to secure our future and a multi-purpose indoor arena will be one of the key components of Cardiff's future economic success.”

The arena plans have widespread support in Wales. Last year, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates said: "Having a multi-purpose arena in Cardiff is crucially important not only to Cardiff but for Wales.”

The architect of the proposed scheme and not yet been revealed.

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22 Mar 2018
Architect Antonio Citterio to Keynote 2018 Global Wellness Summit
Underscoring the important connection between design and wellness, Antonio Citterio, the architect and visionary behind the design of Technogym Village – the 2018 Global Wellness Summit venue – will be a keynote at this year’s conference in Cesena, Italy, set to take place 6-8 October.
15 Mar 2018
Jeff Kohl to receive ISPA Dedicated Contributor award
The International Spa Association (ISPA) will present Jeff Kohl, former chief operating officer of Spa & Club Ideations, with the 2018 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, US, set to take place 24-26 September.
13 Mar 2018
Wellness professionals gather for inaugural Women in Wellness Leadership Conference
On 6 March, two days before International Women’s Day, 230 wellness professionals from across the USA and beyond convened in New York City for the first-ever Women in Wellness Leadership Conference presented by American Spa magazine.
08 Mar 2018
RKF debuts luxury linen line with Paris fashion show
RKF Luxury Linen has debuted its new collection of high-end luxury linen wear with a fashion show in Paris.
08 Mar 2018
Attendances for women’s elite sport events set to break 500,000 barrier for first time
Women’s sport has never been more popular, as the number of spectators attending elite events in the UK is set to break the half-million barrier for the first time this year.
07 Mar 2018
Details confirmed for first ever FIBO USA event
Reed Exhibitions has confirmed the dates and venue for the first ever FIBO USA fitness trade show later this year.
02 Mar 2018
Global head of Miraval unveils plans for growth
Hyatt has plans to grow both Miraval and Exhale following its recent acquisition of the two wellness brands, with the hospitality giant investing another US$100m in Miraval by the end of this year, according to Marc Ellin, global head of Miraval Group, who spoke at the World Spa and Wellness Convention in London earlier this week.
01 Mar 2018
Matt Roberts reveals details of spa and fitness partnership at The Langley
London-based fitness entrepreneur, author and personal trainer Matt Roberts has called for a greater integration of spa and fitness in today’s holistic wellness space.
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