CBI Director Visits New Center Parcs in Bedfordshire
After more than 10 years in the planning, the £250m project is now just a few months from completion and adds to the company's four successful UK Villages. Once open, Woburn Forest will provide 1,500 jobs, many of which will be offered to people from the local area, inject approximately £20m into the local economy and will welcome more than 200,000 guests each year.
During the tour, the CBI Director General was shown the main leisure buildings; The Plaza and the Subtropical Swimming Paradise as well as the lodges which are almost complete and The Lake where guests will be able to enjoy watersports. Updates on how the project is going from construction to recruitment and early indications of the business performance since Woburn Forest bookings went live were also discussed.
John Cridland, CBI Director General said:
“Center Parcs has shown the value of investing in its business and has created many jobs during this construction phase, with the promise of more to come.
“With greater numbers of visitors to the region expected in the years ahead, there is a real opportunity for local supply chains to also get a boost.”
Martin Dalby, Center Parcs CEO said:
“This is a really exciting time for Center Parcs. We have four very successful Villages in the UK which are full all year round and with Woburn Forest just a few months from opening, we are about to take the Center Parcs experience to even more families.”
Woburn Forest will be Center Parcs’ fifth Village and is set to open in the spring. For more information, visit: www.centerparcs.co.uk