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Scarborough's Alpamare Not Closing

Scarborough's Alpamare Not Closing

Published by Jon Burke at 10:03am 16th January 2019. (Updated at 4:22pm 16th January 2019)

The company which owns Scarborough's water park is not closing.

A winding-up petition was issued to Alpamare UK Ltd by British Gas Trading Ltd in August 2018 and is set to be heard on the Royal Courts of Justice in London next week.

A winding-up petition isn't uncommon in the process of debt collection.

A statement from Alpamare reads:

“Plans are in place to restructure Alpamare and adapt its Scarborough business operation model to better suit variances in customer demand throughout the year.

As part of our plans, a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) proposal has been filed.

We are in ongoing discussions with British Gas to come to a mutually convenient payment agreement.

We will also soon be announcing the forthcoming opening of our brand new European-style Wellness Spa, which will signal an exciting new chapter for Alpamare Scarborough.

With the final stages of construction nearing completion, Wellness at Alpamare extends across 900 square metres.

It has a viewing terrace looking out over the stunning North Bay and will offer our customers the ultimate relaxation experience.”

Company Director of Alpamare Scarborough, Anton Hoefter, has spoken to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Alex Taylor..

Scarborough Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Helen Mallory, said:

“Alpamare has made us aware of the CVA proposal and its plans to adapt its business operation model with the aim of increasing profitability going forward. This does not affect the council’s ongoing relationship with Benchmark or the security of the loan agreement we have with them.

We are delighted to hear that Alpamare’s plans include the forthcoming opening of the state of the art Wellness Spa, which will attract more visitors and may well appeal to a different type of customer compared to those that have visited the waterpark to date.”

 

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Gasho, on 16th January 2019 5:29pm
I really hope the CVA solution is acceptable to British Gas as it would be such a shame to lose the fantastic facilities that Alpamare offer. It’s so refreshing to be able to enjoy a water park facility in the UK that is NOT over burdened by H&S and lifeguards preventing normal safe fun behaviour. We hope to be able to enjoy the place for many years to come.
Peteknight, on 16th January 2019 5:54pm
No surprise they have problems with the gas bill. Outdoor pools heated to 35 degrees on the north east coast, you wouldn't be allowed to build a house that wasted that much energy. Haven't the council just signed up to some climate emergency proposal? Nice as they are maybe time for a rethink on the place.
Diddy dave, on 17th January 2019 6:54am
does this mean they are nor making enough to pay bills are we going to have another futurist ?? hope not

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