Ribby Hall Village extension gets green light

By Tim Aldred

03 Nov 2023

Ribby Hall Village Games Building

A 53,000 sq ft development which will house "pay and play" games and activities to Ribby Hall Village's 100 acre site has been approved by Fylde Council.

The new building will replace an existing structure on the site of the former riding school to the west of the village.

The three floors of activities for all ages will include go-karting, a climbing wall, adventure golf, bowling, pool golf, a virtual reality room, an arcade, soft play area and shuffleboard.

The building will also feature café spaces and a bar area, together with staff facilities including a lounge area and office space. The scheme will also provide 246 parking spaces, including 24 disabled and 20 cycle spaces.

Paul Harrison, chief executive of Ribby Hall Village, said: "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."

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."

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