Braddan Commissioners want to build new sports and community facilities as well as new headquarters at the Strang.
The new project would be built on the land known as the ‘Strang Corner Field’, next to the new Palatine Group Medical Practice.
The proposals include building a sports hall/gym, local government offices, indoor and outdoor play areas suitable for young children, a coffee shop, and accommodation suitable for a health facility.
Colin Whiteway, clerk to Braddan Commissioners, explained: ‘It’s at a very early stage yet, we’re just currently preparing a business case to put forward to Treasury.
‘It’s only a rough estimate but the cost would be in the region of £4.8m for the scheme as we currently view it, but it’s still in the early stages of us justifying it as a viable project.
‘The plan is to build facilities that will finance themselves, rather than be a drain on the ratepayer,’ he added.
The commissioners showcased the plans in their tent at the recent ‘Best of Braddan’ Parish Day.
‘We had the plans on show at the Parish Day and we have had some tremendous feedback from locals,’ says Mr Whiteway.
‘We also had an external survey company, Home Strategic conduct a survey online and face to face with people and all the feedback has been very positive,’ he continued.
The commissioners asked for expressions of interest in running any of the facilities and Mr Whiteway said that they have received interest in all of them.
‘It is still around three years away from happening if everything went to plan, there’s still a lot of things needed like Treasury approval and planning permission.
The plans can be viewed at the commissioners’ office at Close Corran in Braddan.