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Center Parcs To Create 2,500 Full Or Part Time Jobs In Sussex

19 Jul 2021

Center Parcs To Create 2,500 Full Or Part Time Jobs In Sussex

Short break holiday specialist Center Parcs has announced it could create around 2,500 full or part time jobs in Sussex with the opening of its sixth UK location.

Center Parcs, which is headquartered in Nottinghamshire, plans to launch its latest venture in a forested area at Crawley in West Sussex.

The new holiday village, to sprawl over more than 550 acres, will be of a similar format to its five other existing attractions in Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Sherwood Forest, Whinfell Forest and Woburn Forest.

The planned new development, estimated to cost up to £400 million, will create 1,000 temporary jobs in the construction phase as well as 1,500 permanent full and part time jobs once the holiday park is up and running.

Announcing the plans for their sixth holiday village, Martin Dalby, the Chief Executive Officer of Center Parcs, said: “It is really exciting to have identified a potential site for another Center Parcs village in the UK. The proposal we will be submitting will create a significant number of jobs and bring major benefits to the local and national economy.”

“Today’s announcement marks the first step of a long journey and there is still a huge amount of work to be done before we can submit a planning application. As a business, we take our responsibility to the local community extremely seriously and look forward to sharing our plans as they progress,” added Mr Dalby.

Brad Hyler, a managing partner at Brookfield Asset Management which owns the proposed land at Oldhouse Warren in the Worth area of Crawley, also commented, saying: “Center Parcs is the destination of choice for short breaks in the UK and as owners we are excited to support its expansion with plans for the sixth UK holiday village.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Center Parcs team on delivering this exciting development and the economic benefits it will bring to the local area,” added Mr Hyler.

Center Parcs employs around 7,500 people in full and part time roles and almost half of their employees have been working for them for at least three years.

You can learn more about working at the short break holiday specialist by visiting the ‘Our People’ section of Center Parcs’ website.

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