The Caravan Club invests over £4 million into its UK site network
Over £4 million will be invested into its UK site network over the winter season 2014/2015 as The Club continues improving sites for members.
The Club has already invested millions in the maintenance and upgrade of its sites and facilities for its members, and this winter will be no exception with £4.1 million worth of improvements planned.
Director General of The Caravan Club says, “The Club reinvests surplus funds into the sites network as we know this is very important to our members. A great deal of thought and planning goes into choosing the sites in order to maximise the benefits for members. The Caravan Club is well-known for its high standard sites and this shall continue. Member feedback has been taken into consideration when choosing which sites are to be redeveloped and what facility improvements made.”
This round of redevelopments will see potential increase of 19,394 available pitches a year across two sites, Southport Caravan Club Site (+12,870 pitch nights) and Seacroft Caravan Club Site (+4,627 pitch nights). A total of 16 sites are receiving work including improvements such as; shower and toilet block refurbishments, grass pitches converted to hardstandings, access road improvements and play area redevelopments
The following improvements are taking place across the site network:
Balbirnie Park, Markinch
Improvements will be made to the reception area at Balbirnie Park. Additional surface water drainage to 20 existing all weather pitches will be installed to help this area which is susceptible to flooding.
Brighton, East Sussex
Work will be taking place at Brighton to completely refurbish the lower toilet block, upgrading all facilities. A new motorhome waste point will also be installed which will aid congestion at the site entrance/exit
Chester Fairoaks, Chester
The toilet block will undergo a refurbishment and upgrade and will include the addition of an internal dishwashing area. The site will also benefit from a new play area, drainage works and resurfacing of some pitches along with the installation of CCTV
Exebridge Lakeside, Dulverton
Convert 11 grass pitches to hardstandings, bringing the total number of all-weather pitches on site up to 49, giving visitors a better chance of securing a hardstanding pitch throughout the touring season.
Exmoor House, Dulverton
Six grass pitches are being converted into five new hardstanding pitches, meaning that all pitches on site will have an all-weather surface.
The Firs, Belper
Site is undergoing a complete re-launch this winter based on member feedback. The pitch layout is being restructured to provide more space and make the site feel less crowded. At the same time, 17 of the existing grass pitches are being converted to hardstandings to lengthen the touring season and roads on site are being widened to make navigation easier. Once complete, all serviced pitches on site will be on an all-weather surface.
Add two new roads which will improve access to particular hardstanding pitches. The children’s play area is being relocated to a position away from a road junction on site and rebuilt with new equipment and the motorhome waste point is being refurbished.
Grafham Water, Great Yarmouth
Work will take place to upgrade the reception building at the site. A second holiday cottage will be developed within the building on site where there is an existing holiday let.
Hunters Moon, Wareham
The final phase of the toilet block refurbishment was completed on 9th December, including connecting the site to a main drainage connection.
Work is taking place to extend the site which will see an additional 21 pitches added, all of which will be hardstanding serviced pitches. The new pitching area will also include a new motorhome waste point.
Work began on the final phase of a £2.4-million redevelopment programme at Southport Caravan Club Site in October. The existing toilet block will be fully refurbished in time for Easter 2015.
Start Bay, Kinsbridge
During the winter period, 13 grass pitches will be converted to hardstandings which will increase the number of hardstanding pitches on site to 59. There will also be improvements made to the visitor car park.
Treamble Valley, Perranporth
Work will be taking place to completely redevelop the existing play area as part of The Club’s Tourer Explorer initiative.
Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston
Six grass pitches are being converted to hardstandings, increasing the number of all-weather pitches to 73. There will also be major improvements to the reception block.
Wyatts Covert, Deham
The site will be closed while the toilet block undergoes a complete refurbishment and reconfiguration. This will include the installation of a standby WC, while the chemical emptying point will be moved away from the toilet block.
Notes to editors
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