Kingswood activity centre in Ashford to open in March
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.
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