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£300m ‘World Class’ Welsh holiday resort unveiled with ski slope and tropical water park

Revealing the extensive plans for the £300 million Welsh resort, Rhydycar West, new details have emerged, showcasing a vision that could transform Merthyr Tydfil into a hub of leisure activity. The project, encompassing a ski slope and a tropical water park, has officially entered the planning phase with submissions made to the Merthyr Tydfil council in March 2023.

This ambitious scheme goes beyond the ordinary, boasting the UK’s largest and longest indoor snow centre, alongside an indoor and outdoor adventure centre offering accommodation options ranging from quaint woodland lodges to a resort hotel complete with sport, family, and luxury spa wings, and conferencing facilities.

Foreseeing substantial economic benefits, it’s anticipated that around 1,500 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with a further 800 jobs once operational. Newly released CGI images offer a tantalising glimpse into the developers’ aspirations, with the resort poised just off the A470 near Rhydycar Roundabout.

Marvel Ltd, the landowner, anticipates a significant economic boost, estimating an annual contribution of £38.1 million to the local economy. Proponents of the project aspire to provide an unrivalled experience for visitors of all ages, positioning Rhydycar West as a must-visit destination for both local and international tourists.

However, despite initial plans being submitted over a year ago, progress has been hindered by delays, leaving the project at the planning stage. In an update, developers reassured stakeholders that work is progressing steadily towards completion.

A spokesperson for the project expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide an update, highlighting the collaborative efforts with the Merthyr council and other stakeholders. Emphasising their enthusiasm for the project, they affirmed their commitment to concluding the planning process promptly.