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UK attractions giant Merlin Entertainments have announced their latest expansion plans, which involve the addition of 102 new accommodation pods into one of their leading UK theme parks, Alton Towers.

“The proposed phase two pods development will have a positive effect on the local visitor economy by extending the accommodation offer and encouraging visitors to stay at the park for longer,” explain Manser Practice Architects and Designers.

“The development will create new employment opportunities and will contribute to the local economy through direct and indirect spending.”

“The pods have a relatively small footprint compared with the existing lodges on the adjacent site. They will provide space to sleep, with basic small power, heating and a small window.”

"The style has been chosen to complement the surrounding area and adjacent Enchanted Village development but provide a different style of accommodation to address the market demand for a more camping style accommodation.”

Source: The Sentinel

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