New start for Center Parcs

THE first bricks are about to be laid in a multi-million-pound rebuild of the fire-ravaged Center Parcs holiday village.Workman will move onto the forest complex in Elveden, near Thetford, on Monday to start the huge redevelopment scheme and bosses hope to reopen the site to holidaymakers by June.

THE first bricks are about to be laid in a multi-million-pound rebuild of the fire-ravaged Center Parcs holiday village.

Workman will move on to the forest complex in Elveden, near Thetford, on Monday to start the huge redevelopment scheme and bosses hope to reopen the site to holidaymakers by June.

With the devastation of April's fire now firmly behind them, officials from Center Parcs looked forward to the future and promised the new site would be "bigger and better than ever".

Demolition and clearance work of the old central plaza and restaurant has been completed and the start of a new era at the holiday village is about to begin.


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The central plaza will be replaced with a half-covered, half-open Mediterranean-style piazza that will be lined with new restaurants and retail outlets.

There will be major refits to many of the buildings and facilities, while the swimming pool complex, that was partially damaged in the fire, has been redeveloped to include a children's pool and an exercise pool.

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The redevelopment project, estimated to cost tens of millions of pounds, will also include a new state-of-the-art health and beauty facility and 50 new villas.

Center Parcs spokesman Simon Kaye said: "The first brick will be laid on Monday and we are very much looking forward to it.

"This is a very exciting time for us, we were obviously devastated by the horrendous fire, but we now have a wonderful new opportunity.

"We can rebuild the park using modern techniques and fashions and the prospects are there for us to present our guests with a bigger and better facility.

"The designs for the new centre look fantastic and maintain the qualities that Center Parcs guests have come the expect."

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