Sefton Council’s planning committee approved the project first revealed by Owner CS Hotel Solutions in July that will transform the venue into a ‘world-class, multi-purpose resort’. Tony McDonough reports
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa has secured planning consent for its multi-million pound plans to expand its hotel, add a new golf clubhouse and event space and build 22 ‘eco-lodges’.
Sefton Council’s planning committee approved the project first revealed by Owner CS Hotel Solutions in July that will transform the venue into a “world-class, multi-purpose resort”.
It will see the construction of a new two-storey golf clubhouse and event space with capacity for 300 guests, extended bar and restaurant facilities, new reception building, a re-configured leisure club, a new double-storey spa plus four eco-lodges along one of the lakes within the resort grounds.
There will also be a new two-storey building housing 43 en-suite guest rooms with balconies or patios looking out over landscaped gardens or the golf course, plus a further 20 en-suite guestrooms in the first floor conversion of the current spa and leisure building.
Director of CS Hotel Solutions, Christopher King, said:”It has been great to have the support of Sefton Council in considering and approving our plans, and we are grateful that they have been able to share our vision and ambitions for the resort.
“We are confident that these redevelopment plans will not only reposition the resort as a world-class destination, it will also attract both new business and an increase in tourism to the region as a whole.”
The spa will comprise 12 treatment rooms, several relaxation areas with views across the lake, an extensive suite of thermal experiences, indoor and outdoor vitality pools and hot tubs, internal and alfresco dining, and an extensive external terrace with sunken fire pits and luxury day beds, offering guests a perfect view across the lake.
Cllr Daren Veidman, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Planning and Building Control, added: “We have been working with Formby Hall Golf Club for some time now on a range of planned investments into their complex and are pleased to approve this application.
“This phase of investment has the potential to significantly enhance the reputation of the Formby resort, build upon Sefton’s growing tourism economy and in particular the Golf Coast.”