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First winner of Center Parcs’ ‘Home Energy Savers’ scheme announced

First winner of Center Parcs’ ‘Home Energy Savers’ scheme announced

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2014 00:00 GMT

The inaugural winner of Center Parcs’ industry first energy saving initiative has been announced. The ‘Home Energy Savers’ scheme encouraged employees to reduce and monitor their energy consumption in their own homes in three categories: Gas; Electricity and Water.

Rescued tropical plants arrive at Woburn Forest

Rescued tropical plants arrive at Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2014 00:00 GMT

Today, Center Parcs will see the first delivery of tropical plants, rescued from East Asia by Jean Henkens (Botanist and Landscape Architect), arrive at the new site, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire. More than 6,000 tropical plants will be arriving at Woburn Forest during the spring with 4,800 of those earmarked for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise in the Village Square.

Bikes arrive at Woburn Forest

Bikes arrive at Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 00:00 GMT

This week saw a significant milestone in the Woburn Forest project with more than 2,000 bikes being delivered to the new Cycle Centre. Cycling has been synonymous with the brand in the UK over the past 27 years with many guests choosing this as the way they navigate the Village. These bikes will be available for short break guests to hire once the new Center Parcs is open in the spring.

Center Parcs reveals first complete lodge at Woburn Forest

Center Parcs reveals first complete lodge at Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2014 00:00 GMT

To mark the completion of the first lodge at Woburn Forest, Center Parcs has today revealed a time lapse film of the lodge build and fit out, alongside photographs of the first fully completed lodge.

Over 11,000 job applications submitted for new Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Over 11,000 job applications submitted for new Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2014 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs Woburn Forest has today announced that over 11,000 applications have been submitted for jobs at the new Village, which opens this spring. The recruitment drive started in July 2013 for 1,500 positions, including roles with on-site restaurants and retailers. Over half of the positions have now been filled.

Unique new spa design revealed for Woburn Forest

Unique new spa design revealed for Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2014 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs has today revealed the design of the new Aqua Sana Spa at Woburn Forest. This new spa will set the benchmark for high quality social spas in the UK and beyond, taking the Aqua Sana World of Spa to a new level. This will be a state-of-the-art spa, the only one of its kind in Europe, evolved from the award-winning spas already a success at Center Parcs’ other four Villages

CBI Director visits new Center Parcs in Bedfordshire

CBI Director visits new Center Parcs in Bedfordshire

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2014 00:00 GMT

On Friday 31st January, John Cridland, Director General of the CBI visited the new Center Parcs site, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.

New activities at Center Parcs Woburn Forest revealed

New activities at Center Parcs Woburn Forest revealed

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2014 00:42 GMT

Center Parcs has today revealed the activities which will be available at Woburn Forest, the new Center Parcs Village in Bedfordshire when it opens in spring 2014. True to form, Center Parcs will be offering a wide variety of activities to guests, so that families can create their own unique holiday in the forest.

Real families at the heart of Center Parcs campaign

Real families at the heart of Center Parcs campaign

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2013 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs today launches a new £4m integrated marketing campaign led by a new TV commercial starring real Center Parcs guests.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest volunteers to give a helping hand at Flitwick Moor

Center Parcs Woburn Forest volunteers to give a helping hand at Flitwick Moor

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2013 00:00 GMT

On Monday 16th December, 8 members of the Center Parcs Woburn Forest team spent the day assisting The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire with scrub clearance at Flitwick Moor.

Fitting out and recruitment well underway at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Fitting out and recruitment well underway at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2013 00:00 GMT

With the opening of Woburn Forest just around the corner, the project hits two major milestones this month with the first lodges being handed over to Center Parcs from the contractors and a third of the total Woburn Forest team due to be recruited before Christmas.

Center Parcs appoints manager for Woburn Forest spa

Center Parcs appoints manager for Woburn Forest spa

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 00:00 GMT

Donna McKee has just been appointed as the Aqua Sana Manager for Woburn Forest, the new Center Parcs in Bedfordshire due to open in spring 2014. This appointment marks the start of the recruitment for the team of therapists who will bring the spa to life next year.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest Guest Services Manager appointed from Luton

Center Parcs Woburn Forest Guest Services Manager appointed from Luton

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2013 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs has just appointed Janine Tennyson, former In Flight Business Manager for British Airways, as the Guest Services Manager for Woburn Forest.

Center Parcs launches interactive Google Maps

Center Parcs launches interactive Google Maps

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2013 00:00 GMT

This week Center Parcs launched its very own interactive Google Maps, enhancing the guest navigation experience before and during their family short break holiday.

Woburn Forest construction, ecological and recruitment update (October 2013)

Woburn Forest construction, ecological and recruitment update (October 2013)

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2013 00:00 GMT

With a matter of months until the new Center Parcs, Woburn Forest, opens, there is lots of activity on the Village. The buildings and forest are looking good, recruitment is well underway and we are already receiving deliveries to the site in preparation for the spring.

Center Parcs retains Hospitality Assured Premier status in re-accreditation

Center Parcs retains Hospitality Assured Premier status in re-accreditation

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2013 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs is proud to retain its Hospitality Assured Premier status following a rigorous interim assessment in October this year.

50 Lifeguards needed for Center Parcs Woburn Forest

50 Lifeguards needed for Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2013 00:00 BST

Center Parcs has started the search for 50 Lifeguards for the new village in Bedfordshire. This marks the largest part of the recruitment drive for Leisure staff for the site with those recruited starting new roles in January.

Campaign to Find 400 Housekeeping Assistants for Woburn Forest starts

Campaign to Find 400 Housekeeping Assistants for Woburn Forest starts

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2013 00:00 BST

The new Village, Woburn Forest, will open in spring 2014 and Center Parcs are looking for 400 enthusiastic and sociable Housekeeping Assistants to clean and service accommodation comprising beautiful new lodges and hotel rooms, all of which are equipped to the highest standards.

BADMINTON England and Center Parcs continue innovative schools partnership

BADMINTON England and Center Parcs continue innovative schools partnership

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2013 00:00 BST

Center Parcs is delighted to announce the continuation of its long-term partnership with BADMINTON England, supporting the prestigious National Schools Championships for another two years.

Woburn Forest staff training begins

Woburn Forest staff training begins

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2013 00:00 BST

With less than 200 days until Woburn Forest welcomes its first guests, Center Parcs has already started a programme to train its staff for the new village. With 47 colleagues already recruited, 90% of whom living less than 15 miles away, the campaign to find a further 1,453 staff is well underway with inductions and training starting this month.