A redundant warehouse in Bracknell could be the new home of a local ice rink, pending planning approval for change of use and advert consent from Bracknell Forest Council.
This ice rink will not only be a welcome new training facility for the area after the John Nike Stadium was closed earlier this year, but it will also bring much needed employment opportunities to the area.
The proposed ice rink will be situated in a designated core employment area and will make best use of the warehouse which has been vacant for over a year.
Although this facility won’t be the home of the Bracknell Bees Ice Hockey Team, it will be a welcome asset to the local community; providing a dedicated training rink for competitive ice skaters and there will also be public access via pre-booking. As a physically smaller venue than the previous John Nike Stadium, it will be much more cost efficient and viable; ensuring the local community can enjoy these facilities for years to come.
Usage of the car park has been carefully considered and the operation of the venue will be carefully managed so that parking can be managed effectively. Cycle racks will be provided and the facility will offer discounts for anyone who comes to the site by public transport.
ET Planning have now submitted this change of use planning application to the council having worked closely with Hives Architects. We look forward to receiving a positive outcome for our client Ozone Hockey. More information can be found at their website: https://ozonehockey.co.uk