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Plans to spend 83 million pounds redeveloping Plymouth Pavilions have been unveiled and the front runner for the job is Argyle owner James Brent.
Plymouth City Council announced last night that the Akkeron Leisure Limited firm, in which James Brent is chairman of, has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Pavilions site.
Mr Brent's told Heart he has plans, if agreed by councillors next week, to expand and refurbish the arena and upgrade acoustics and lighting.
But his big idea doesn't stop there - he also has plans to build a major new ice rink on land at Home Park as well as a high quality stadium and grand stand.
Construction work at the Pavilions alone would create 800 jobs with 550 full time jobs once building works completed and operational.
The news comes just a month after Plymouth's new 46.5 million pound Life Centre opened and it's thought the proposals will compliment the city's state-of-the-art sporting and leisure facilities.
Speaking to Heart Mr Brent recognised the regeneration taking place in Millbay under English City Funds and believes his plans will help create a vital link with the struggling West End of the city.
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