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St Modwen begins Solihul Ice Rink refurbishment

St Modwen Developments Ltd has completed its acquisition of Solihull Ice Rink from Solihull Council, and started the £1.5 million contract to refurbish it.

The 36-year-old ice rink, one of the leading ice centres in the country, is being refurbished with the creation of two restaurants. The complex is also being extended to incorporate community facilities currently housed in separate assembly rooms.

St Modwen, working in conjunction with Solihull Council, the rink’s owners, will complete the work in time for the ice rink to reopen for the new ice skating season in October.

Richard Honeysett, senior assistant director, Solihull Libraries & Arts Department, said: “Solihull Council is committed to the continued provision of ice facilities in the borough. The new deal with St Modwen gives us a fresh start and the right opportunities to promote the rink which for many years has been an important part of Solihull’s social and leisure life.”

David Cockroft, of St Modwen, said: “The refurbishment work we are undertaking will ensure that Solihull Ice Rink’s facilities are extended, become more attractive and comfortable and appeal to a far greater number of people in the region.”

He added: “This is another example of St Modwen’s ability and willingness to link with local authorities throughout the country in successfully undertaking refurbishment and redevelopment schemes.”

Adrian Broadbelt, general manager of Solihull Ice Rink, said it was a “tremendously exciting’ time for the ice rink. “The refurbishment programme will enable us to look forward to a very bright future in which we aim to make Solihull Ice Rink the leading ice entertainment venue in the Midlands.”

For further information contact David Cockroft of St Modwen (0121-456-2800 or Richard Honeysett of Solihull Council (0121-704-6985). Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).