NEWS
AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales
POSTED 08 Sep 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A major adventure resort offering a wide variety of physical, thrilling and wellness activities, a 100-bedroom hotel and 400 luxury lodges on a 480-acre (194-hectare) Welsh site will be project managed by AECOM.

Afan Valley Adventure Resort will offer a mix of healthy and exhilarating pastimes, including water sports, mountain biking, survival training, trampolining, surfing and zorbing, in response to rising demand for British holidays with a stronger emphasis on being active outdoors.

The project is the brainchild of Peter Moore, one of the team behind the launch of Center Parcs in the UK in 1987, and Gavin Woodhouse, chair of Northern Powerhouse Developments.

Northern Powerhouse appointed AECOM to deliver project management, cost consultancy and wider multi-disciplinary services on the £130m (US$172m, €142m) project.

“The appointment of AECOM as project managers of the Afan Valley Adventure Resort is a decision we believe provides yet another tried and tested company working on our common goal,” said Woodhouse. “Years of research and planning have now culminated in what we feel will be an amazing experience for our guests. We needed a project partner that can understand our vision and deliver to our standards, while controlling costs.”

The active lifestyle resort, which is expected to create 1,000 full time jobs, is divided into a number of themes, such as alpine, forest, trails, Zen and “Xtreme”, and will boast – among other things – ski slopes, an aqua adventure park, ice skating, gyms, steam rooms and saunas, zip wires, indoor climbing walls, Laser Quest, a soft play centre, a virtual reality centre, BMX and skate parks, aqua caving, an equestrian centre, bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

There will also be a Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

AECOM director James Gundy said: “The plans for Afan Valley Adventure Resort have caught the imagination of all who have seen it and we were no exception. Having met Gavin, Peter and the team behind it, the partners involved and seen the site where it will be built, we are immensely excited to be part of what promises to be a truly unique and inspirational project.”

Construction work on Afan Valley Adventure Resort is set to begin in 2018.
Afan Valley Adventure Resort will follow a number of themed zones
Afan Valley Adventure Resort will over numerous facilities
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Spa Opportunities: - AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales...
Sign up for FREE ezine
Spa Jobs spa Industry News spa training spa oppportunities magazine spa opportunities blog spa-kit.net spa industry products Submit your news Advertise on Spa Opportunities Contact us at Leisure Media Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Jobs Search






diarydates

  Powered by leisurediary.com
28-30 Jul 2019
Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, United States
04-06 Aug 2019
American Spa CBD Summit
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, United States

spa-kit
suppliers news


Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

Parisian skincare house Anne Semonin has created a bath and body care collection inspired by summer in the Mediterranean.

beauty-kit


Moving with ease and style
Beauty therapists getting dressed for work in the morning need a quick, hassle-free comfortable uniform solution.


 
latest spa jobs
Hair Specialist
Urban Retreat
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Knightsbridge, London, UK More>>
 


Spa Sales and Reservationist
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Spa Attendant
The Bulgari Hotel London
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: London, UK More>>
 


Spa Therapists

L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Jersey More>>
Spa Therapists

Norton House Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK More>>
Spa Therapist

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Redhill, Surrey, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rhinefield House Hotel

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Nantwich, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf Resort

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Guernsey More>>
Spa Therapists

Wood Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Nantwich, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Rhinefield House Hotel

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Redhill, Surrey, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Norton House Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

New Hall Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Sutton Coldfield, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
St Helier, Jersey More>>
Spa Therapists

Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Fawsley, Daventry, UK More>>
Spa Therapists

Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job location:
Fawkham, UK More>>
Senior Sales Assistant

Strip Wax Bar & Boutique

Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Job location:
Central London, London, UK More>>
Laser / Aesthetics & Waxing Therapists

Strip Wax Bar & Boutique

Salary: Competitive + Commission
Job location:
Central London, London, UK More>>

Jobs page: 1


 
latest spa news

08 Sep 2017

AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales

BY Alice Davis

The central plaza will provide guests with a place to meet and socialise

A major adventure resort offering a wide variety of physical, thrilling and wellness activities, a 100-bedroom hotel and 400 luxury lodges on a 480-acre (194-hectare) Welsh site will be project managed by AECOM.


Afan Valley Adventure Resort will offer a mix of healthy and exhilarating pastimes, including water sports, mountain biking, survival training, trampolining, surfing and zorbing, in response to rising demand for British holidays with a stronger emphasis on being active outdoors.

The project is the brainchild of Peter Moore, one of the team behind the launch of Center Parcs in the UK in 1987, and Gavin Woodhouse, chair of Northern Powerhouse Developments.

Northern Powerhouse appointed AECOM to deliver project management, cost consultancy and wider multi-disciplinary services on the £130m (US$172m, €142m) project.

“The appointment of AECOM as project managers of the Afan Valley Adventure Resort is a decision we believe provides yet another tried and tested company working on our common goal,” said Woodhouse. “Years of research and planning have now culminated in what we feel will be an amazing experience for our guests. We needed a project partner that can understand our vision and deliver to our standards, while controlling costs.”

The active lifestyle resort, which is expected to create 1,000 full time jobs, is divided into a number of themes, such as alpine, forest, trails, Zen and “Xtreme”, and will boast – among other things – ski slopes, an aqua adventure park, ice skating, gyms, steam rooms and saunas, zip wires, indoor climbing walls, Laser Quest, a soft play centre, a virtual reality centre, BMX and skate parks, aqua caving, an equestrian centre, bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

There will also be a Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

AECOM director James Gundy said: “The plans for Afan Valley Adventure Resort have caught the imagination of all who have seen it and we were no exception. Having met Gavin, Peter and the team behind it, the partners involved and seen the site where it will be built, we are immensely excited to be part of what promises to be a truly unique and inspirational project.”

Construction work on Afan Valley Adventure Resort is set to begin in 2018.



Connect with
Spa Opportunities
Magazine:
View latest issue
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

Three-storey, 3,600sq m wellness centre opens in Cancun
Sangha founder Fred Tsao to keynote GWS
New wellness concept to launch in London's Battersea Neighbourhood
Anantara opens first Spanish resort on Andalusian coast
ISPA recognises 2019 ISPA Innovate Award winners
Hoshinoya opens first Taiwanese hot springs resort
 
Catalogue gallery



Featured supplier




Invest in your employees – and your company – with FH Joanneum’s MBA in spa management

The FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences offers a unique MBA programme in International Hospitality and Spa Management, and for the first time, is offering substantial financial grants for students who begin the course this year.


Company profile



Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer courses. Flexible learning with full and part time courses available at venues across the UK.
View full profile>>

spa directory

Whole body cryotherapy

Spa design & concept

Spa and beauty equipment

Spa furniture

Salt therapy products

Design and installation

Skincare

Spa equipment

Accessories



Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd