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Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk BeWILDerwood eyes second site


Bure Valley Adventures, oper- ator of BeWILDderwood adventure park in Norfolk, has lodged plans for a new site at Tatton Park in Cheshire. Proposals for the attrac-


tion were put on show on 23 February as part of a public consultation, which is due to run until mid-March. It is hoped that the plans –


which have already received the support of the National Trust – will be awarded final planning approval in May. Bure Valley Adventures


has liaised with Cheshire East Council and Tatton Park on the project. Tatton Park already receives more than 800,000 visitors a year. Te addition of BeWILDerwood is expected to increase the number of visitors to more than 1 million.


BeWILDerwood is planning to add to Tatton Park’s existing attractions BeWILDerwood director Simon Egan said:


“Tese are the very first steps in the process, so time will tell if this dream will happen.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=b7A3o


Contractor appointed for Conwy watersports venue


Conwy Council has announced North Wales- based Wynne Construction has been awarded the contract to deliver a new watersports devel- opment on Colwyn Bay Promenade. Te firm, which was recently involved with the construction of the £6.5m Parc Eirias Events


Centre in Colwyn Bay, is expected to take nine months to complete the new facility. A single-storey watersports centre designed


by K2 Architects will house a café/bistro and an educational/conference facility. Details: http://lei.sr?a=c4O8G


Goals reports ‘year of progress’


Goals Soccer Centres has reported a “year of progress and change” in 2011 as sales and operating profits both increased by 9 per cent compared with trading for the previous year. Sales grew from £27.8m to £30.4m and oper-


ating profits increased from £10m to £10.9m over the 12-month period, while pre-tax prof- its climbed 21 per cent to £9.2m. Te operator added four UK sites to its estate


in 2011 – at Hull, Sunderland, Liverpool South and Norwich – but it has now postponed addi- tional launches in 2012. Chester is the only new Goals site due to


open this year. It is the group’s first modular build venue and will cut capital expenditure to £1.5m and build-time to 14 weeks per site. Goals managing director Keith Rogers


said: “We have added a further four centres to our estate and pioneered an innovative


24 Goals will unveil its first modular build site this year


new modular build strategy that will not only reduce costs going forward but will also enable us to dramatically cut build-time. “Our key strategic focus for 2012 is on driv-


ing returns from our current estate.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=X7N9K


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