Blackpool’s Stanley Park £45m revamp hits next stage

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Adrenalin World will be built on Stanley Park

 

What part of the redevelopment of Stanley Park Golf Course could look like
What part of the redevelopment of Stanley Park Golf Course could look like (Image: Holmes Investment Properties Plc)

The consultation behind the £45million redevelopment of Blackpool’s Stanley Park Golf Course has officially been launched.

Blackpool UKAP (Blackpool) Holdings Limited [UKAP], a wholly owned subsidiary of Holmes Investment Properties Plc, has today (December 9) launched a public consultation on plans to create Blackpool’s newest leisure destination on the golf course site.

The Site of Stanley Park Golf Course consists of two elements (eastern and western) which are divided by East Park Drive, making up a total area of approximately 37 hectares.

The plans for the eastern parcel are for:

  • The development of 70,000 sq ft Family Active Entertainment Centre with indoor and outdoor activities, dubbed Adrenalin World. The area around the FAEC will be opened up to provide green space for residents, hospital workers and the wider general public.
  • A development of up to 150 holiday lodges and associated services buildings.
  • An area for the hospital to install a garden, and an area to be allocated to Blackpool Zoo close to their existing site.

The new Family Active Entertainment Centre will be an Indoor and outdoor multi-activity centre for people of all ages and abilities. Health will be a core theme of the activity centre.

Activities will include zip-wire adventures, Climbing “cardio” walls, Soft play areas for under 5s, Internal crazy golf course, Multiple trampolines, Indoor high wire walks, Hang gliders on rails, Ninja Assault Course, Electric Go-Karting, Outdoor Net Adventure, Outdoor Adventure Golf, Mega Slide, Caving experiences and a Virtual Reality Suite.

Proposals for the western site will also form part of the initial planning application and include amendments to the Golf Course, the installation of Practice Facilities and outline planning for the Clubhouse. A further application will be made for the detailed planning consent for the Clubhouse.

The golf course will reduce from 18 to 9 holes with the key principles of widening participation, improving facilities for members, making it financially viable and ensuring any changes are sensitive to local residential amenity, heritage and conservation.

The proposed plans mark an investment of up to £45m and will create 150 new jobs with further jobs created during the construction phase.

Thousands of notices have been distributed via Royal Mail to local residences and businesses in the area explaining how people can view the plans and provide feedback.

A consultation website www.ukapblackpoolconsultation.co.uk has been set up containing information on the plans and an online survey for members of the public to provide their feedback.

For members of the public who would prefer to view the plans in person, consultation event events have been organised for Wednesday 12th January 2022, 2pm – 7pm and Thursday 13th January 2022, 10am – 2pm at The Village Hotel, East Park Drive, Blackpool Lancashire, FY3 8LL.

There will also be a consultation pop up event in the town centre in January.

Launching the consultation Michael Simmonds, CEO of Holmes Investment Properties Plc said: “I am pleased to be sharing our exciting plans to create a unique new leisure destination for Blackpool. The public consultation marks a key milestone for the project and I want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the pre application consultation prior to a planning application being submitted in Spring 2022.”