Works begins on £15m Northumbrian Hills holiday resort development

Work has started to build the first batch of holiday cottages on the 235-acre Burgham Park Golf Club site

Developer William Kiely and Steve Mudd, site manager for Brims Construction laying the foundations for Northumbrian Hills
Developer William Kiely and Steve Mudd, site manager for Brims Construction laying the foundations for Northumbrian Hills

Construction has begun on the £15m Northumbrian Hills holiday resort located between Morpeth and Alnwick.

The development, led by Burgham Park Golf Club owner William Kiely, promises 60 jobs across the 235-acre site.

The first phase of the works will see 50 four star cottages built within Burgham Park Golf Club near Felton.

Planning was approved last year and following a vigorous tender process, Brims Construction sealed the deal to build the first stage worth £1.5m.

The roads to the site are now in place and Brims Construction has laid the foundations to build the first eight cottages that have been bought for £235,000 each. The 3 bedroom two-storey cottages measure 107 sq. metres, and come with a balcony as standard.

Developer William Kiely said: “The interest in the resort has been phenomenal. People from all over the UK seem to want their own piece of Northumberland. As well as holidaying here, the cottages offer great rental opportunity, which is very appealing to many and is undoubtedly great for the region.

“It is fantastic to finally see the foundations being laid, we have been waiting several years to get to this point so it really is a massive achievement.

The first eight units will finished by early February. The remaining cottages will be built as contracts are exchanged.”

Phase two of the development which will see a luxury pavilion erected to accommodate a restaurant, bars, function rooms, and leisure centre offering a gymnasium, pool and spa. The final phase will also include creation of a world-class golf academy.

Mr Kiely continued: “We always try and recruit locally and being able to create jobs feels wonderful, we will need people to fill a variety of roles including managers, chefs, gym instructors, domestic staff, beauty therapists, administrators and more.”

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