Consultation gets underway for Cairngorm Mountain visitor centre upgrade
October 27 2015
Masterminded by site owner Natural Retreats the plan will cost up to £15m to deliver and see construction of a replacement day lodge with a café, shops, ski and bike hire, a crèche, adventure zone, gym, offices and conference and event space.
A staff bunkhouse would also be built to allow a greater range of opening hours in addition to creation of a mountain rescue and medical centre.
A new artificial ski slope would also be built as well as mountain bike trails, enhanced snow making facilities and improvements to ski signage and way-finding, car parking and landscaping.
Adam Gough, head of technical services at Natural Retreats said: “Current activities on the mountain are heavily weather-dependent and the buildings are no longer fit for purpose. This project will address both of these problems and transform Cairngorm into a four-season mountain destination.
“We will keep participants up to date with the progress we make with our detailed plans prior to our planning applications being submitted early next year.”
Consultations will take place on 27 October between 11.30 and 19:00 at the Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore; with follow-up events planned for 28 October and 4-5 November at the same times in the Aonach Room, CairnGorm Mountain Base Station.
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