Holiday park operator announces £1.1m investment at its three Northumberland sites

A holiday park operator has announced a £1.1m revamp at its Northumberland sites.
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Parkdean Resorts is upgrading accommodation at its three parks in Northumberland – Cresswell Towers at Druridge Bay, Church Point, in Newbiggin and Sandy Bay in Ashington – as part of a £70m national investment.

Sandy Bay will get two spacious new caravans, and a luxury lodge with a veranda, while 21 upgraded caravans are being introduced to replace existing fleet across the county.

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Steve Richards, chief executive of Parkdean Resorts, said: “Despite the most challenging of years, we’re continuing to invest in our parks, creating an even better experience for holidaymakers and holiday home owners in 2021.

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"With industry-leading Covid-safe standards, we’re looking forward to welcoming people back safely, to enjoy everything our parks, and the surrounding areas, have to offer.

"We know how reliant the local economy is on tourism, and we’re confident that we can help the region recover by welcoming holidaymakers to enjoy a well-deserved staycation in Northumberland.”

In Berwickshire, Eyemouth Holiday Park is receiving a £120,000 investment in three spacious new caravans, as well as seven upgraded caravans which have replaced existing fleet.

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In response to increased demand for staycations, the company will recruit more seasonal workers this year as it prepares to bounce back again for the holiday season.

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Druridge Bay.

Across Northumberland and Berwickshire, Parkdean Resorts employ around 240 staff in season, and are currently hiring for a number of seasonal roles across sales, food and beverage, and housekeeping.

The company expects to hire 6,500 seasonal staff for summer 2021, and anybody interested in applying for a job should visit Parkdean’s jobs website.

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