Handy Cross Hub
The £150million Handy Cross Hub development is based on an 'exercise well, eat well, work well' concept. In addition to a new state of the art leisure centre and a full size Waitrose, the initial phases of the development include a new purpose-built a coachway park and ride, a 150 bed, 3 star hotel and a day nursery.
Subsequent phases will comprise proposed office development, with sites consented for large floorplate buildings totalling 33,105 square metres, in two phases.
New Wycombe Leisure Centre
Wycombe Leisure Centre is now open. Facilities include:
- an eight lane 50 metre pool with moveable floor and sub-aqua dive pit
- 20 metre by 8 metre learner pool with moving floor 1.2 metre deep
- splash zone for young children
- 10 metre climbing wall
- 150 station gym
- dance studios
- 12 court sports hall
- bowls (four rink)
- steam room and sauna
- two squash courts
- two party or meeting rooms
More information about Wycombe Leisure Centre (external website)
The new Waitrose has 2,300 square metres of trading space and sells a full range of Waitrose and branded products. The ground-floor of the store includes the latest concepts for winery, bakery and counters for fresh meat, fish and a sushi bar. This store has created around 160 new jobs.
New transport connections - coachway park and ride
The Handy Cross Hub provides a new, permanent park and ride terminal. This terminal also provides a regional coachway, with improved transport links nationally, regionally and to High Wycombe town centre.
New facilities, a hotel and day nursery
The next phases of Handy Cross Hub are currently taking shape.
A distinctive new 800sm (8,000 sq ft) building is being developed by the Council as a let investment, pre-let to a new day nursery and 'Little Gym'.
The consented hotel site has also been sold to an investor / operator, with a construction start programmed for late 2018.
Two large sites, consented for up to 33,105sm of offices remain as development opportunities.