Skyline Enterprises - New Developments
Skyline has a bold plan for the future growth of the company. The major development projects we are engaged in are listed here.
Skyline Queenstown Re-development
Skyline Queenstown is investing in a significant upgrade and expansion of its facilities – a one in 30-year project.
As well as a complete redevelopment of the Skyline upper complex and brand new bottom entry terminal, the project will see the current four-seater Gondola system replaced with a state-of-the-art 10-seater Gondola and replacement of the Luge chairlift.
Proposed developments include:
- Replace the existing four-seat Gondola with a 10-seat Gondola.
- Build a new, larger base terminal to accommodate the bigger Gondola cabins.
- Build a multi-story carpark alongside the Gondola base terminal.
- Expand the number of seats in Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar to a flexible configuration for multiple dining options.
- New Market Kitchen café.
- Expanded retail operations.
- Replace the existing Luge two-seater chairlift with a four-seat chair (completed).
- Expand the viewing deck from 68sqm to 526sqm.
- Almost double the capacity for conferences.
This ambitious project is expected to take several years to complete.
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Skyline Luge Busan
The successful entry into the Korean market is being followed up with a second Luge development in Korea's second-largest city, Busan. Skyline Luge Busan will be the first attraction developed in a major theme park, shopping and hotel development.
The site works began late 2018 with expected completion by late 2021.
O'Connells is a key asset in Skyline's property portfolio. Opened in 1988 on a site originally occupied by O'Connell's Hotel, it has been the retail centre of Queenstown for 30 years.
Each of O'Connells four floors will be modified to retain a mix of retail and commercial spaces, as well as keeping the ground floor eatery. The concept plans have been designed by acclaimed Queenstown architect Preston Stevens of McAuliffe Stevens.
Changes to the building’s exterior have presented several opportunities, including creating a new customer entry off Cow Lane; providing customers direct access to Beach Street stores as well as the building (from Beach Street); upgrading the entries off Camp and Beach Street’s and review the elevations along Beach St and Cow Lane to make it more accessible from the street.
It is likely there will also be a new ‘feature’ public lift between the food court and level three, inside the atrium.
The main construction period began in February 2020, with the expected completion date late 2021.
The O’Connells redevelopment is Skyline Properties’ second major commercial building project in central Queenstown in recent years. In 2016, the company opened the iconic mixed-use Eichardt’s Building on Marine Parade – complementing the area’s luxury precinct.
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Skyline Luge Sheffield
In November 2019 Skyline Enterprises announced they would build a new Luge and Zipline offering in Sheffield as part of a wider development fronted by global lifestyle brand/ destination developer, EXTREME.
The development will initially include 2 x Luge tracks, each of 1,050m in length, a 4-seater fixed-grip chairlift and a 385m 3-line Zipline system. Phase 2 will include a 3rd Luge track and a 2nd chairlift should capacity demands require it.
As part of the wider development, EXTREME is also installing an artificial ski slope, MTB tracks, climbing walls and a gym, with retail and F&B offerings also included. In the future, additional offerings such as a BMX park, indoor skydiving, skatepark, water ski park, additional F&B offerings and a hotel may be developed to make this a very large multi-attraction /mixed-use development.
Planning is due to commence in May 2020 with the hope to receive approval in August 2020.
We anticipate a maximum 12-month build and hope to be open early 2022. This new property will be Skyline’s first foray into the UK/ Europe market and signifies the beginning of another exciting chapter in the company’s history.