Potential

Bridgend's Sporting Chance

Island Farm represents literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide a superlative sporting facility in Bridgend, providing major regeneration benefits to the town centre and it’s borough.

These facilities are to be designed and built to a very high standard to attract major national and international sporting events and organisations to Bridgend.

As a location for a sports and training venue, the Island Farm site is ideal. Centred between Cardiff and Swansea, in the middle of the most densely populated areas of South Wales, it has excellent road and rail links. Televised sport is a multi-million pound industry and venues such as Island Farm with its attractive location and ‘five star’ facilities will be very much in demand. Bridgend will be advertised to a world wide audience. Tourism will be boosted in the area as a consequence of television viewers and spectators experiencing superlative sports located in an attractive and naturally landscaped surrounding on the South Wales coast. It will entice people to visit, live and work in and around Bridgend.

A sports development of this nature will attract associated services and industries, in turn providing employment opportunities. Companies looking to establish a new base will be attracted by the prospect of being close to this prestigious leisure facility.The local community will benefit at all levels, regardless of age or ability; whether it’s a place to participate in, or watch sport, or to meet for the start of a charity event, or simply to walk through to enjoy the setting and atmosphere. It will be a pleasant and safe environment set within grounds which will be sensitively landscaped with a substantial area of the site dedicated to wildlife conservation.

Local schools, colleges, sport clubs and community groups will benefit from the wide range of facilities on offer, including rugby, football, cricket, boxing, swimming and tennis. The large 4G indoor training facility, intended for both professional and amateur sports use, will be a very important and unique feature of the development, particularly in times of inclement weather. Island Farm symbolises sporting excellence, employment, regeneration and well being. Perhaps more importantly however, it represents hope for the future.

Opportunity