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The National Outdoor Centre for Wales at Plas Menai has, over the last 39 years, built a reputation for delivering world class outdoor adventures for all ages. 

In 2021, after a period of review, the Sport Wales Board agreed that developing a partnership with an appropriate organisation would help to ensure Plas Menai is best able to maximise its potential for years to come. 

People taking part in coasteering


Work has been progressing over the last twelve months and Sport Wales is now in a position to formally launch the search for a new partner with a view to beginning the partnership by January 2023. The bespoke nature of the partnership opportunity places three things at its core: 

  • an innovative partnership with aligned culture and values
  • protection and promotion of staff welfare and development
  • knowledge and understanding of delivering public services in Wales

Graham Williams, Sport Wales Director, said: “Plas Menai has made a positive impact on countless numbers of people over many years and has a vital role to play in transforming Wales into an active nation. Our goal is to ensure that the Centre has a long-term sustainable future, providing more opportunities for people to enjoy this important facility in its outstanding location. We believe that by working in partnership with an innovative and ambitious organisation, passionate about the impact outdoor adventure activities can have, Plas Menai can continue to go from strength to strength. 

“We are looking to establish a partnership with an organisation that aligns with our culture and values, will bring in much needed complementary skills and will help us grow the reputation and impact of Plas Menai. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to make a real difference and I would urge any organisations interested in working with us to register their interest.”

While developing a partnership will be a priority over the coming months, there are other key projects already underway to further support the long term sustainable future of Plas Menai.  As a result of extensive investment from the Welsh Government, the Centre is currently temporarily closed (due to reopen in April 2022) while work to install a new carbon efficient heating system is underway, along with repairs and upgrades to the ventilation system. The Centre is leading by example in reducing carbon emissions and supporting the move towards the entire public sector becoming carbon neutral by 2030.  

Any organisations interested in learning more about the opportunity should register their interest via Sell2Wales and read through the information provided. 

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