£300m plan for Basingstoke attractions

£300m plan includes a £23m Aquadrome

A £300million plan to transform the town’s Leisure Park will see new attractions coming to Basingstoke.

The project would create more than 2,000 jobs and would mean leisure attractions in the area would almost double, with a new £23m Aquadrome and a designer village included in the plans.

Details of how the phased development will be delivered were agreed last week after negotiations between proposed development partner NewRiver REIT Plc and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

The plans will dramatically enhance the existing leisure park, creating 500,000 sq ft of leisure facilities, to include experiences for families and state-of-the-art virtual reality e-sports.

The Milestones Museum would remain a part of the leisure park, with NewRiver working closely with the museum.

It is anticipated that work would start on the new leisure park from 2025, subject to planning permission.

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