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Center Parcs exhibition to mark progress of Woburn site

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Media captionWoburn Forest will have more than 600 lodges and a 75-bedroom hotel

Holiday village operator Center Parcs is holding an exhibition about its new resort in Bedfordshire to tell people of its progress and job opportunities.

The firm is building what will be its fifth UK resort at Warren Wood near Woburn at a cost of £250m.

The company said the centre, opening in 2014, would provide about 1,500 jobs, including chefs, beauty therapists and grounds assistants.

The exhibition is in the Rufus Centre in Flitwick until 20:00 BST.

A spokesman for Center Parcs said there were also a number of opportunities for local suppliers, such as glazing and plumbing services, keep fit instructors and suppliers of dairy products.

Simon Kay from the company said: "We are delighted that we can update people in the area around Woburn Forest on the project.

"It has been a long time coming and now it's all systems go."

The complex at Warren Wood will have 625 forest lodges, a 75-bedroom hotel, a swimming pool and a lake.

The group has existing sites at Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, and Longleat Forest in Wiltshire.

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