Lodged for full planning
16 hectares (9 hectares water)
Flood zones 2 and 3, Former mineral extraction site and car breakers yard
Scope of Works:
Project management, Masterplanning and Full Plans Architectural submission
Proposals at Hollybush Lake offer a unique visitor experience with an emphasis on outdoor sports that harmonises with its lakeside setting.
The site houses six man-made lakes and once formed part of the Blackwater Valley Footpath, its green space were under-utilised and not open to the general pblic.The site offers some of the best fishing in the area. Development offers the opportunity to restore the former commercial uses of the site back to nature for public enjoyment and ecological enhancement. The project aims to re-open the Blackwater footpath for public use and encourage residents to enjoy the beauty of the lakeside with improved connectivity.
The proposals include:
A two storey aquatic sports centre which offers water based activites such as kayaking, boating and a seasonal inflatable assault course alongside gym facilities and an elevated cafe.
An equestrian centre, offers stabling, grazing and schooling facilities alongside overnight guest accommodation for a local riding school.
Floating holiday accommodation within the site offers immersive lakeside holiday accommodation and fishing experiences for visiting guests and introduces 'eco-tourism' to the local area.