Ribby Hall development plans given the green light

Posted on - 10th November, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fylde News, Housing, Kirkham, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, What's On in Preston
Artist impression of the new look Ribby Hall development Pic: David Cox Architect

Further development plans at Ribby Hall have been given the go ahead.


A unanimous decision to grant planning approval of the next phase of the development at Ribby Hall Village went ahead.

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This means that Fylde Council has given the green light for the entertainment centre which will provide unique facilities to holiday makers and day visitors on a ‘pay and play’ basis.

The new 53,000 sq ft development, designed by David Cox Architects, will replace an existing building on the site of the former riding school to the west of the holiday village.

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It will house activities for all ages spanning across two and three floors.

A climbing wall is planned inside the Ribby Hall revamp Pic: David Cox Architect

The new facility will include go-karting, a climbing wall, adventure golf, bowling, pool golf, a virtual reality
room, an arcade, soft play area and shuffleboard.

Artist impression of the new look Ribby Hall development Pic: David Cox Architect

Different café spaces and a bar are included in the new building along with staff facilities including a lounge area and office space.

The plans will also provide 246 parking spaces, including 24 disabled and 20 cycle spaces.

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David Cox, director at David Cox Architects commented: “It was important that the design and the proposed materials felt integral to the existing rural Village context, however we also wanted to create a fun and distinctive destination building to attract visitors.

“Stone and timber cladding will form the primary palette and the mansard roof will use timber shingles and brass coloured zinc for the dormer edges, features and soffits. The main stairs form a tower which is a focal point between the two sides of the building and acts as a beacon across the wider site.”

The new look Ribby Hall seen at night Pic: David Cox Architect

Paul Harrison, chief executive of Ribby Hall Village stated: “This has taken us over four- years to research, design and obtain planning approval and we can now finally begin to move towards discussing a construction start date.

“This significant new facility will be state of the art, complementing our existing and extensive range of facilities. Our aim is that this facility is an asset to our Village visitors and to the local community for families and small groups of friends.”

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