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Gentoo to build £8m holiday complex

7 Aug 14 Gentoo Construction starts work this month on an £8m contract to build a holiday complex in the village of Lucker in Northumberland.

The Lucker Hall holiday complex
The Lucker Hall holiday complex

Lucker Hall, derelict since a fire more than 20 years ago, will be demolished and replaced by 40 self-catering holiday apartments. There will also be a village shop, reception, leisure facilities including indoor pool and associated games and family rooms, snooker room, fitness suites and changing rooms.

The complex is being developed by Holiday Property Board, which manages a portfolio of 1,371 holiday properties across the UK and Europe. Properties are owned by bondholders under a modified timeshare scheme.

The scheme, designed by JMP Architects, involves restoring the existing listed Dovecote and listed walled garden walls. The original Hall portico will be re-sited following the demolition of the hall as a gateway to the walled garden on the axis of the Dovecote. The main building is to be clad in local split faced stone with ashlar features and contrasting rendered bay windows.

Gentoo Construction managing director Allan Thompson said: “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. 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.”

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