The team is vying against two other shortlisted consortiums: the Coot Consortium and a team led by architect RH Partnership. The Coot bid also includes an arena that could be used for skating, plus a 180-room hotel and water sports facilities. RH Partnerships is proposing a 250-room hotel, a spa and conference centre.
All three developers will present their plans to the public on a touring exhibition this week. An advisory consultation panel will decide on a winner later this year.