Peak Resort Update
The public access pathways and bridleways around the £400m Peak Resort development site are looking very impressive.
The multi-user bridleways have been created to link the resort with cycling, horse riding and walking routes in the Peak District National Park, Chesterfield, Sheffield and the countryside in between.
NT Killingely's Earthworks and Soft Landscaping departments have been involved in the initial infrastructure works since early 2017. The £400k contract has consisted of the construction of a new 2.5km Greenway Route, installation of 5km of timber fencing with access points, 1.5km of native hedgerows plus improvement works to the existing car park and signage around the site.
Peak Resort is an integrated leisure, health, sport and education resort on the 300 acre Birchall Estate, Unstone. It will be a major visitor attraction to the north west of Chesterfield on the boundary of the 500 square mile Peak District National Park and will become one of the UK’s flagship tourist attractions.
Phase 1 will comprise an 150 bed five-star hotel, a university campus specialising in leisure, tourism and hospitality and a gateway building to meet the demands of day and staying visitors.
Future phases will comprise 250 woodland lodges, healthcare facilities, climate controlled spaces for water and adventure sports and mountain bike trails.
£2.8 million of funding from Sheffield City Region’s Infrastructure Fund has been awarded to build the consented A61 development access, the new public footpaths and bridleway network around the site and the site security. The funding will facilitate the connection of the property to the bicycle and footpath networks into the National Park, the town, the city and the countryside in between.
The Resort will be built in three phases and is forecast to create 1,300 FTE new jobs.
Peak Resort is a joint venture partnership between a UK development company and US firm Grand Heritage Hotel Group.
The site, which was reclaimed from open cast mining in the 1990’s , includes a golf course and areas of woodland and open countryside, and will be at the leading edge of eco-technology. Once completed the the first phase of the project will create:
The Gateway Dome and event space
Four types/price bands of overnight accommodation from the sports hostel to the five-star clubhouse hotel.
University campus affording national and international students the chance to apply their course work into real life learning and earning opportunities -the university will focus on hospitality, sport and wellness
Medical/clinical spa focused on mobility and rehabilitation, wellness and beauty.
300 acres of park and woodland incorporating wildlife and activity trials with the spectacular treetop walkway which offers far reaching views of the Peak District National Park and surrounding countryside.
Other facilities will be determined as the scheme progresses.
The development is intended to occur in a number of phases.
For Further Information Visit: http://www.peak-worldwide.com/