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Plas Menai seeks new partnership

The current regulations may have forced Plas Menai to close its doors temporarily but work is now underway to enhance its reputation as the national outdoor centre for Wales. 

After period of review Sport Wales Board has agreed that now is the right time to act on the recommendation that an alternative operating model needs to be considered given the challenging financial outlook for Plas Menai. The aim is to establish a partnership with an organisation that shares the same ambition and determination to make Plas Menai a success as we do. 

Water Fun on the Menai Strait

 

Sarah Powell said: " Plas Menai has made a positive impact on countless numbers of people over many years, but we want more people to enjoy all that the facility has to offer. Plas Menai has a huge amount to offer people in Wales and beyond.”

“In recent years it has become clear that despite the commitment of staff, maintaining the facility and maximising its potential is becoming more of a challenge. We must act now to ensure that Plas Menai is able to provide a superb experience for existing users and attract new audiences who can benefit from all that we have to offer. 

“The passion and dedication of the staff is evident when you arrive at the Centre and the location is exceptional. As part of our long term commitment to improving the facility it is pleasing to confirm capital investment in excess of £1 million during 2021/22. With the addition of expertise in a number of areas through a partnership with an organisation who shares our ambitions we’re confident that the Centre can go from strength to strength.”  

Over the next few months we will start to formalise our approach to identifying suitable organisations who share in our ambitions for Plas Menai. Conversations with industry experts have been encouraging and suggested that now is the right time to formalise the process with a view to establishing a partnership within the next 18 months.

We are now advertising for a consultancy to work with us to manage this project. This will allow the management team at Plas Menai and Sport Wales to concentrate on adapting to the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic. 

We look forward to welcoming people back to Plas Menai safely once restrictions allow.  

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