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.
The plans for the eastern parcel are for;
- The development of 70,000 sq ft Family Active Entertainment Centre with indoor and outdoor activities. 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.
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.
The Masterplan for the site designed by Ryder Architecture will be landscape driven and include nature walks, cycle routes and pedestrian links to improve connectivity with Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool Zoo and Stanley Park.
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 and opportunities for local Companies to be involved. Further information will be available as the development commences.
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