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

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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
  • café

More information about Wycombe Leisure Centre (external website)

New Waitrose

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. 

Offices

Two large sites, consented for up to 33,105sm of offices remain as development opportunities.