Center Parcs

Creating a beautiful tomorrow

We meet Martin Dalby, CEO, to find out why Center Parcs wanted a long-term financial partner while developing their holiday village in Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire.

Center Parcs offers family short breaks at UK forest locations.

Understanding Center Parcs’ vision to grow, Barclays supported the development of holiday village Woburn Forest.   

Woburn Forest has been designed as a sustainable tourism destination, with a focus on energy efficiency and ecological biodiversity.

Barclays’ proactivity, support and commitment to understand our business has been crucial in making our business sustainably fit for the future.

Martin Dalby

CEO, Centre Parcs

The holiday village provided a boost to the local economy, generating 1,200 construction jobs during the two-year build, and 1,500 permanent roles for local people.

Barclays facilitates Center Parcs’ everyday corporate banking requirements, ensuring the efficient running of operations across all five villages.


Destination UK

The UK remains an attractive tourist destination for both domestic holidaymakers and international visitors.


Open all Hours

Our calculations reveal the total potential out-of-hours opportunity for the Hospitality and Leisure sector: extra revenue of some £6.75bn.

Industry expertise

Hospitality and Leisure

In a highly competitive sector, Barclays' hospitality and leisure specialists provide proactive strategic, banking and financing support.

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To discuss your business requirements and how Barclays can support you, contact us today.