Work to start on holiday complex

Plans for Lucker Hall development

Plans for Lucker Hall development

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Gentoo Construction is celebrating after winning a new £8million contract to build a luxury holiday complex in the village of Lucker.

The existing listed gentlemen’s residence and stable block Lucker Hall, will be demolished to make way for 40 high standard, self-catering holiday apartments.

Additional facilities will include a village shop, reception, leisure facilities including indoor pool and associated games and family rooms, snooker room, fitness suites and changing rooms.

Allan Thompson, managing director at Gentoo Construction, said the team were looking forward to working on the project to develop the site.

“This is a really exciting project for us, adding to our portfolio of work in the Northumberland area and embarking on a new relationship with the Holiday Property Board,” he said.

“It’s a fantastic development that will really transform the area and have a positive impact on the community in Belford in terms of the future tourism business it will bring, as well as local supply chain opportunities.”

He added: “We can’t wait to get started!”

The client, Holiday Property Board (HPB), currently boasts a portfolio of 1,371 villas, cottages and apartments in 30 sought-after holiday destinations across the UK and Europe, offering an alternative to holiday property ownership.

Holiday Property Board chairman Geoffrey Baber said: “Our Bondholders have long been asking for a site in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. With the help of Gentoo Construction, Lucker Hall will be welcoming its first Bondholders in early 2016.

“This will boost the local economy in two ways. We anticipate that Lucker Hall will employ some 12 members of staff either full or part time. Also, Bondholders will collectively spend approximately £750k per annum in the local shops, pubs and restaurants.”

Work is due to start on site in August.

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