Investment News | 21 October 2020

£40m wellness investment

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Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee has granted reserved matters planning approval for the development of a new Health and Wellness Park at PEAK.

The £40m Park will consist of a multi-purpose international standard health and wellness clinic, world-class hotel, specialist lodging and therapeutic gardens.

The Park will operate in the international and national health and wellness tourism market. Whilst this scale of facility is available in other countries such as Austria, Switzerland and Germany, the Park will be the first such facility in the UK. The development is expected to open in 2023.

The developer Peak Healthcare Parks Limited has also announced a partnership with UKIHMA for the delivery of the clinical provision. The UKIHMA is the national membership organisation which brings together the very best of UK Healthcare from across the public and private sector.

James Smith, CEO of Peak Healthcare Parks Limited said “We are delighted to be moving forward on this exciting project, our mission is to bring world class health and wellness facilities supported by beautiful and purposeful accommodation into the heart of the country alongside the original National Park.

“We will be working with PEAK, the local authorities and a leading academic institution as well as our partner UKIHMA to realise this.”

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “The PEAK Resort offers an incredible opportunity for Chesterfield. It will further cement the area as a destination for tourists from both across the UK and the rest of the world, which in turn will create more good-quality jobs in our communities, provide opportunities for our businesses and will stimulate economic growth across the borough.

“The health and wellness centre will be a world class facility, which will specialise in rehabilitation as well as individual health and wellness programmes. Facilities like this are available internationally but this will be a first for the UK. This unique offer will further help ensure that this development receives the status and attention it merits.”

PEAK is an all year leisure, education, wellness and entertainment destination set in 300 acres of reclaimed parkland on the edge of the Peak District National Park and Chesterfield.

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