Project Description

Center Parcs is the UK’s leading short break provider, operating five holiday villages each set in a forest environment with extensive leisure facilities and quality accommodation in fully equipped villas, apartments and holiday lodges.

Center Parcs’ Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire opened in 2014. Box & Charnock provided a full mechanical and electrical installation to the 625 forest lodges set in 356 acres. This represented a very challenging and unique environment to operate within. The simple task of moving men and materials across the site required Box & Charnock to purchase a fleet of 4X4 vehicles.

In a typical Box & Charnock approach, we listened to the client’s development strategy and created a bespoke management solution in order to fulfil the needs of the brief.



Scope of Service

Full mechanical and electrical pre-designed installation; resident project management team.


Primary pipework distribution; drainage; ventilation; HIU; heating and domestic services; under floor heating; fire suppression; smoke control; air conditioning; metering and BMS.


Lighting, LV primary and secondary; distribution; generator; fire alarms; access controls/security; lighting; power; IRS integration; telecoms ; lift safety and concierge systems.


June 2014