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Chill Factore to ‘remain closed’ temporarily after damage sustained during Storm Barra, The Manc

Chill Factore to ‘remain closed’ temporarily after damage sustained during Storm Barra

The Chill Factore has confirmed that it will “remain closed” temporarily in updated statement issued this morning.

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The huge indoor snow centre and ski facility – which is home to the largest ski slope in the UK – had to close with immediate effect yesterday after the roof of the iconic ‘Beyond Building’ was damaged during “severe winds” brought by Storm Barra.

Eyewitnesses took to Twitter to share pictures of the damaged roof.

After evidence emerged that the effects of Storm Barra had caused damage to the roof, the Chill Factore said it has made the “difficult decision to close our building and surrounding car parks” with immediate effect, with all activities for the remainder of the day also cancelled.

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The temporary closure was said to have been made “to protect the health and safety of our guests and team.”

Now, as Storm Barra continues to bring wind and rain to the region, the Chill Factore has taken to Twitter to confirm it will remain closed.

The statement, which was posted to its website, reads: “Futher to our previous message and the damage that the Beyond building has sustained in the winds, Chill Factore will remain closed on Wednesday 8th December [as] we are awaiting Structural Engineers to assess the situation tomorrow morning and advise us accordingly.

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“All activities for Wednesday 8th December have been cancelled, and we are in the process of contacting guests with bookings.”

Read more: ‘Roof has gone’ – Chill Factore forced to close after Storm Barra winds damage building

Bosses at the snow centre asked for the public to “please bear with us.”

They confirmed that the next update will be at 2pm on Wednesday 8th December, and will be about bookings for Thursday 9th December onwards. 

Featured Image – Twitter (@Chill_Factore)

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