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Artist's impressions of a new two storey building on the waters edge with trees and big windows

Exciting plans for Kings Mill Reservoir revealed

Artist impressions have been released by Ashfield District Council showing the plans for a new leisure building at Kings Mill Reservoir.

The new building will provide modern, accessible changing and storage facilities for  water sports on the ground floor, with a dedicated space for a restaurant on the first floor. The plans will support activities including sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and open water swimming at the reservoir. The new offering will allow more residents and visitors to Kings Mill Reservoir the opportunity to access water sports.  

The first floor of the new boathouse will be home to an 80-seat restaurant overlooking the water, taking advantage of the spectacular views of the reservoir.

The new facilities are due to be completed during the summer of 2024. The new leisure facilities will complement the expansion of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Mill Adventure Base to include new outdoor activities which will be operational in 2023.

The plans for the well-loved reservoir are just one of the 17 projects being funded by the £62.6m Towns Fund. The Council was successful in securing the funding from the government in June 2021, and since then have been developing business cases, designs, and plans for the planned projects.

Cllr Matthew Relf, Executive Lead Member for Regeneration and Corporate Transformation, said:

“The plans for Kings Mill Reservoir are extremely exciting. We can’t wait to be able to open up the offer of a variety of great new activities to visitors. The location of the new restaurant offering will be a fantastic addition to the reservoir, and will bring in even more visitors to Ashfield.
“Last week we started work on the dilapidated Yorkshire Bank in Sutton as part of the Future High Streets Fund, and now we are in a position to be able to start releasing plans for the other projects. It is a thrilling time to be an Ashfield resident!
“We want to hear from existing or new clubs, and/or individuals, who are keen to get involved in developing and running water sports activities at the reservoir. Please get in touch with the team if you are interested”.

If you are interested in developing / delivering water sports activities at the reservoir, please contact: place@ashfield.gov.uk

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