Olympic gold medallists Robin Cousins and Jayne Torvill are part of a team competing to develop a site on Brighton's seafront.
As directors of consortium Brighton International Arena – which also includes S&P Architects, QS Gleeds and Rose Project Services – the two skaters have launched plans for the development of two ice rinks on the Black Rock site: an arena for staging ice hockey and major sporting and cultural events, and a rink for public use.

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.