Planning Application 10/00335/OUT
165 St.Mary Street
and The Former Chantry Hall Site
Erection of a four storey multi-use building to provide an ice rink and associated facilities including car parking, retail, cafe and restaurant uses with vehicular access from St. Mary Street and alterations to the adjoining highway. (7949 square metres total floorspace - Outline application with access, layout and scale for consideration at this stage)
About this application (Extract from the Design & Access Statement)
The Applicant wishes to construct a multi purpose building with an Olympic sized Ice rink at its centre on the combination of two vacant sites currently known as 165 St Mary Street and Chantry Hall.
The former site has a current consent for residential use above a retail unit and the latter once housed a night club in a listed building which was destroyed by fire.
The proposals include seven shops on the ground floor partially enclosing two levels of parking. The second floor would house the ice rink together with all the ancillary facilities such as changing, offices and skate hire as well as a café. The third and final floor would include the raked seating for the rink, viewing boxes, and a restaurant overlooking the rink.
Southampton has a long history of ice skating and the aims of this development are first to bring back a much sought after leisure activity to the City. Secondly, by locating the Ice Centre in the
St Mary's Ward, the Applicant plans to regenerate economic activity in the local area and re-establish its importance in the centre of the city.
Part of the regeneration would be in the form of increased employment. The ice rink operation will employ thirty three full and part time people at a ratio of approximately 75/25% The shops would employ up to forty nine people at peek of which approximately 50% would be part time. The café and restaurant would employ twenty people of which 75% would be part time. The other operations would be contracted out employment.
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