Plans have been submitted for a 500-seat hospitality facility for VIPs in Noble’s Park, Douglas, to be used not just for the TT and Festival of Motorcycling.
The Department of Economic Development has applied (14/00170/B) for the facility from the two weeks prior to TT in May to two weeks after the Festival of Motorcycling in September, for this year and ‘all future years that the events take place’.
A statement from horncastle: thomas states that a hospitality facility for VIPs ‘is no longer viewed as desirable, but an essential element in the development and delivery of corporate hospitality’.
It is Council of Ministers policy on motor sports to further develop existing events.
‘It is intended, therefore, to utilise the facility during the intervening period, between the bookend events of May and September, for occasional weekend presentations, such as Rally Isle of Man,’ the statement continues.
‘These will be motor sport focussed events.’
It would include a commercial kitchen, coffee and licensed bars, and a full audiovisual system and stage.