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Zip World plans to develop the former Tower Colliery site in Rhondda Cynon Taf as an adventure park.
Zip World, which has 11 adventure activities spread over three sites in Snowdonia, will submit an application to develop the location in Rhigos, following a consultation period running until March 17, 2019.
This will be the first site for the business outside of north Wales.
Sean Taylor, founder and CEO of Zip World, says: “This marks a huge milestone for Zip World and we’re enormously excited about submitting phase one of our brand of adventure to another beautiful Welsh landscape. A new and inspiring location for Zip World, we hope to build a world-class destination providing local jobs and significant economic benefits for the region, just as we’ve done in north Wales since opening in 2013. We’re confident our proposals are in the line with the council’s vision for the area and will continue to work constructively with them as we eagerly await the development of this iconic site. With our sites in Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bethesda, we have become synonymous with Welsh slate, now we hope to do the same in the home of Welsh coal and revitalise the area through extraordinary adventure.”
This proposed development by Zip World will further cement the South Wales Valleys’ reputation as a world class tourist destination for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, adding to our fantastic existing facilities such as BikePark Wales and Summit Centre.