Background

Site Location and Background

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 approx. 37ha.

This site is roughly L-shaped and is around 17ha in area. It wraps around the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site to the north-west. Allotments adjoin this part of the Site at its northern-most extent with Newton Drive beyond. Residential housing on the Herons Reach estate runs along the north-eastern boundary with the Village Hotel golf course to the east and south-east. The Blackpool Zoo car park adjoins the site to the south with the main body of the zoo site separated by Salisbury Woodland and Woodland Drive. East Park Drive bounds this part of the Site to the west.

The site is a 10-minute drive from the Centre of Blackpool and 10-minute drive to the promenade and Blackpool Tower. It is also a 10-minute drive from Blackpool North Train Station which provides hourly services to Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. The train station also benefits from services to London Euston. The site is a 25-minute drive Junction 4 of the M55.

Background

In September 2021 and following an extensive bid process, Blackpool Council and UKAP (Blackpool) Holdings Limited (“UKAP”) exchanged contracts on a six year lease over the land known as Stanley Park Golf Course. The Agreement for Lease that, subject to planning consent being approved, and subsequent construction of the adventure park, lodge development and redevelopment of the golf course respectively will provide UKAP (Blackpool) Holdings Limited with new leases of 175 years, has also been executed.

The Developer

Blackpool UKAP (Blackpool) Holdings Limited (“UKAP”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holmes Investment Properties Plc, a UK property investment company focused on the growing leisure sector.

Holmes Investment Properties Plc (“HIP Plc”) works with high-quality leisure operators for whom it sources, funds and develops new leisure destinations and adventure parks, in return for a long-term tenancy commitment.

For further information about HIP Plc, please click here.