Planning application submitted
Piers Gough's practice CZWG and Holder Mathias have submitted a planning application for Europe's largest indoor entertainment complex, known as YES. The 130ha brownfield development, for which the practices have formed a joint venture known as CZWG Holder Mathias, will regenerate a former South Yorkshire coal mine and coking plant. If the £300 million scheme gets the go-ahead, it will include an extreme sports centre, indoor entertainment facilities, four-star resort spa and conference hotel, an exhibition centre as well as restaurants, bars, cafés and retailing. It will also feature the largest theatre outside London's West End, as well as an Olympic-standard canoe slalom.