Published: 11:48, 05 January 2010 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
More plans have been unveiled for a multi-million pound children’s education and activity centre in Ashford.
Kingswood, the company behind Grosvenor Hall, the old police training centre nestled behind Brybook Barn, has submitted plans for a water sports pool, quad bike track and an artificial cave to Ashford council for approval.
Director of Kingswood Grosvenor Hall Dean Saunders said the site is set to open in March with jobs still available.
He said: “The centre has been subject to huge interest from school groups, with most weeks between March and July already fully booked. We do however still have some availability on the weekends and in the autumn term.
"Currently subject to planning permission, we expect the quad biking tracks and the cave to be operational in March. However, the water sports pool will be opened at the beginning of 2011.
“To date, we have recruited around 50 per cent of the total number of staff required for Kingswood Grosvenor Hall, and the majority of these are from the Ashford area. We are now recruiting for our instructor teams,.”
The 50-acre site was originally a police training centre for 30 years until its closure in 2006. It boasts 375 bedrooms sleeping between two and 12 pupils, 18 classrooms for IT and language learning, a media centre and sports facilities.
Also inside the buildings will be a laser zone and an indoor swimming pool used for scuba diving.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
We have four editions of our Kent Homes, Gardens and Interiors magazine for you to read. Click here to view them all.