Center Parcs has announced that it has signed an agreement with Central Bedfordshire Council to commence the construction of a roundabout near the site of its proposed holiday village at Millbrook in Bedfordshire. The contract has been awarded to locally based Civil Engineering Company Miletree Construction from Milton Keynes.
The construction of the roundabout at the junction of Fordfield Road and the A507 will provide much needed improvements to the local road network and ultimately will provide safe access to the new Center Parcs holiday village which is due to open in 2013.
The contract also includes the construction of the first 30 metres of the entrance road off Fordfield Road and a new cycle path which will run from that entrance through to Ampthill, which includes an equestrian/cycle signal controlled crossing of the A507.
Center Parcs Chief Executive Martin Dalby said “We are delighted to be able to offer the contract to a local company, this is a significant milestone as it takes us one step closer to bringing Center Parcs to Bedfordshire. Perhaps more importantly it is great news for the local community who will finally get much needed traffic improvements at what is a very dangerous junction”.
The CBI commented on the announcement by Center Parcs that it will construct a new holiday village in Woburn, Bedfordshire. The project will see a £250 million investment, creating some 1500 permanent jobs once completed in spring 2014, and a further 1200 jobs during the construction phase.
John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:
“It is welcome that Center Parcs is building a new site in Bedfordshire. With services making up three quarters of our economy, it’s vital that we continue to attract and encourage investment into sectors such as leisure, so this is a significant development.
“I have no doubt that this major investment will prove to be a substantial job creator for the area in the coming years.”

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