2 Aug 2010

Decathletes village | News - print | Property Week

Decathletes village News - print Property Week

Sports retailer Decathlon is secretly buying up land in the UK to create sports villages to replicate a successful French leisure concept and cash in on the 2012 Olympics in London.
Decathlon’s private equity firm parent company, Oxylane, has already bought two parcels of land – one of 150 acres close to the junction of the M1 and M25 near Brickett Wood near St Albans in Hertfordshire – where it is pursuing planning permission to develop Oxylane Villages.

A typical Oxylane Village has facilities for football, rugby, hockey, cricket, golf, cycling and athletics, as well as bridleways and sailing and watersports amenities.

I haven't seen any planning proposals on this but given the focus on sport- including cycling- it seems like something to pick up on!

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