Internal team to design Center Parcs village

Holiday village company Center Parcs says the design of its fifth, £160m village will largely be led by an in-house team supported by external consultancies taking on ‘extra work’.

The new village is expected to be completed by 2009 and will be built on a 148ha site in Warren Wood, leased from the Duke of Bedford’s estate near Woburn.

A spokesperson for Center Parcs says the organisation is currently focusing on getting planning permission, but that it is likely most of the future design work will be carried out by an internal team.

The new park will be the same size as other village centres, featuring a similar range of accommodation and indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, restaurants and an Aqua Sana spa.

Center Parcs will announce plans for the separate development of its spa concept within the next few months.

Chief executive at Center Parcs, Martin Dalby, states, ‘The site marks a major step forward in our growth strategy.’

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