Dallas Burston Polo Club Announce £122million Investment Which Will Create Hundreds Of New Jobs in Warwickshire
|Author: Celeste Clark||Published: 1st December 2015 14:15|
Dallas Burston Polo Club Announce £122million Investment Which Will Create Hundreds Of New Jobs in Warwickshire.
Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created in Warwickshire as part of a massive £122 million development at the Dallas Burston Polo Club.
IXL Events Ltd - the owners of the supreme destination venue in Southam - has today unveiled an exciting 12-year plan for the 600-acre site, which includes 100 luxury lodges, a hotel and a ‘Player's Pavilion'.
Work is set to start this month on the pavilion - which will feature a bar area, restaurant and viewing terraces to watch the polo games. This first phase of the scheme is expected to be completed early next year - with plans to open the pavilion in April 2016.
The £122 million development will create hundreds of skilled and unskilled jobs for the region by 2025 and will help increase footfall to a range of established businesses across Warwickshire.
General Manager of IXL Events Ltd, Major Richard Carney MBE, said the investment marks an exciting chapter for the business and the region as a whole.
He added: "We are thrilled to be bringing this incredible development to Southam. It has been in the pipeline since December 2013 and we are very excited that work is starting this month - with the Player's Pavilion set to open in April next year.
"The idea is to make the Dallas Burston Polo Club itself a popular destination for all - bringing visitors from far and wide to this fantastic venue in Warwickshire. We believe that with this investment we can make the Dallas Burston Polo Club a top attraction where our visitors can enjoy a range of social activities and entertainment on site, but also enjoy the many sites and attractions that this region has to offer.
"Our visitors could travel to Warwick and take a tour of the Castle, go to Coventry and Bicester for shopping and visit Stratford to see some of the town's beautiful tourist attractions. This is an opportunity for people to not only enjoy our new development but also to immerse themselves in the region's rich culture."
The new jobs will range from cleaners, builders and maintenance workers to reception staff, office workers and hotel managers. And bosses at IXL Events Ltd say they plan to fill as many vacancies as possible with local people - joining its current workforce, the majority of whom are also from the local area.
Major Carney added: "This is not just about expanding and developing the business, it is also about boosting the local economy, helping established businesses in the area and creating hundreds of new jobs in Warwickshire.
"This is a development which will benefit Warwickshire massively. We are confident this investment will increase footfall to the local region, helping many businesses from bars and restaurants to independent retailers and florists to thrive.
"We are also delighted to be creating so many jobs. There will be a full spectrum of vacancies - both skilled and unskilled and we are very keen to ensure we source them locally. Once this development is completed, we aim to be one of the
largest employers in the region. And as a business we are committed to providing all our staff with development opportunities through training and support, to ensure that every member of our team is able to contribute towards
and share in the success of the business."
IXL Events Ltd at the Dallas Burston Polo Club encompasses 600-acres of indoor and outdoor event space. The grounds are home to the IXL Events Centre, six polo grounds, wedding venues, the 2.4 acre all-weather SuperArena and the colonial Clubhouse.
The venue plays host to a number of polo matches, which are all free to attend. It also hosts the annual Ladies Day, Fine & Country Polo Day and Polo in the Park, all of which are growing in attendance year-on-year.