Wyboston Lakes Resort completes comprehensive refurbishment of The Willows Training Centre

The Willows Training Centre at Wyboston Lakes Resort has been refurbished to meet the current and future needs of learning & development professionals and those being trained with a comprehensive restyling of its interiors.

Located at one of the UK’s largest privately-owned single site conference and leisure venue, the Willows Training Centre has been created to accommodate both residential and non-residential meetings and training events. The result is a comfortable, flexible space, designed with the trainer and delegate in mind, offering self-service options and freedom to relax.

Long established training clients of Wyboston Lakes Resort includes NHS, Anglian Water, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Firebrand and the Kier Group, to name but a few.

Under the refurbishment programme, the venue’s 12 meeting rooms have been upgraded, an additional meeting room has been created, including a sophisticated new boardroom for up to 24 delegates, as well as a creative space, ‘Willows Parkway’, which has been designed like a London tube station. The refurbishment has focused on creating light open spaces that offer extensive easy to use technology and comfort with fun social areas, workstations and working areas suited to downtime with plenty of power points and wireless connectivity.

The public areas, reception, bar, restaurant and many of the venue’s 183 ensuite bedrooms have been upgraded.

The Cricket Kitchen, a self-service buffet restaurant, provides a bright open space with the added flexibility of a moving wall to provide clients with more options or added privacy. This is complemented by a newly created alfresco area and an easy self-service ‘Pit Stop’ by Paddy & Scott’s Cafes.

This development follows the £3million overhaul of the resort’s Woodlands Event Centre, which was finished just over a year ago and brings Wyboston Lakes Resort’s total spend on capital reinvestment to over £10m in the last few years.

Steve Jones, Managing Director said: “The Willows Training Centre is hugely popular with our guests and receives outstanding feedback. It was however very dated and this comprehensive refurbishment addresses that and sees the venue fit for the future. It also brings the quality up in line with our other venues and will continue to offer excellent value along with class-leading standards.”