Holiday village's £2.5m expansion

By Dave GooderhamA HOLIDAY complex currently enjoying a boom in bookings has announced a £2.5million plan to expand its facilities.The success of the Center Parcs holiday village in Elveden has prompted bosses to unveil a plan to extend the facility, which was reopened last year following a devastating fire that ripped through the complex.

By Dave Gooderham

A HOLIDAY complex currently enjoying a boom in bookings has announced a £2.5million plan to expand its facilities.

The success of the Center Parcs holiday village in Elveden has prompted bosses to unveil a plan to extend the facility, which was reopened last year following a devastating fire that ripped through the complex.

An application for planning permission for 10 new villas has been submitted to Forest Heath District Council.


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Simon Kay, Center Parcs press officer, said: “The exclusive villas we have at Elveden have proved incredible popular.

“They are our most luxurious accommodation and they have proved phenomenally successful and hugely popular with guests.

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“They are our newest concept and the accommodation reflect how popular they are across the company and how well Elveden has done since it reopened last July.”

Mr Kay said business at the Elveden holiday village was currently booming with visitor figures making it the leading Center Parcs in the country.

It is far cry from two years ago when a blaze ripped through the complex, forcing the evacuation of about 3,500 holidaymakers.

Ironically, it was the devastating fire and subsequent £40m rebuild that bosses have attributed to the upturn of fortune for the holiday village.

“Elveden has really exceeded our expectations and our forward bookings continue to be very strong,” said Mr Kay.

“We think that it is probably the novelty factor of Elveden being rebuilt and having a Center Parcs for the 21st Century.

“A lot of our guests chose not to have a holiday when we were closed, but they are now back and they are hugely enjoying our new facilities.”

If the plan is approved, the two-storey, four-bedroom accommodation will be fitted with a steam room, sauna and hot tub.

dave.gooderham@eadt.co.uk

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