Published: February 3, 2009
Multi-million refurbishment unveiled for Brean Pontin's holiday park

Holiday firm Pontin's is to completely refurbish its holiday park in Brean, near Burnham-On-Sea, it was announced on Tuesday (February 3rd).

The company is investing £50m in its six UK sites, creating over 2,000 new jobs - including many at Brean.

The new posts will include catering, retail and bar staff as well as Blue Coats and will involve a mixture of full, part time and seasonal positions.

Owners Ocean Parcs said it was "particularly rewarding" to create new jobs while the country was in recession.

The firm said its site at Brean Sands - which was the company's first UK park - will be completely refurbished.

Ian Smith, chief executive of Ocean Parcs, said in a statement: "We are tremendously excited about the investment planned for the development of our Pontin's holiday centres and the employment and tourism revenue that will be generated by this substantial investment."

"It is particularly rewarding to be able to announce these plans which will not only generate increased tourism but create over 2,000 new jobs whilst the country is in a recession."

Clarke Osborne, the firm's property director, added: "We have been working on our next generation of holiday centres for over nine months and I think that the results of this careful design strategy will be very well received by both our extensive and loyal customer base and new customers that are joining us each year."

"We have commenced dialogue with some of our local councils, business leaders and planners and received encouraging responses. This dialogue will be extended to all our holiday centres as it is our intention to submit proposals for planning permission during the year."

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