PEAK: Gateway, Resort, Campus

PEAK: Gateway, Resort, Campus

PEAK: Gateway, Resort, Campus


PEAK: Gateway, Resort, Campus




PEAK is an all year leisure, education, wellness and entertainment destination set in 300 acres of reclaimed parkland on the edge of the Peak District National Park and Chesterfield.

PEAK is to be marketed as a gateway, resort and campus attracting international and city based visitors to the area as well as being available to local and regional residents.

PEAK is a phased development, with Phase 1 costing in the region of £100m and representing approximately one third of the total planning permission.

Phase 1 Regional Attractions include:

  • Indoor Adventure Activity Centre
  • Outdoor Water Courses and Lake
  • Gateway Building and Travel Hub
  • Covered Events Space & Amphitheatre
  • 15km ON site Multi Discipline Cycling Trails connected to 1,000 of miles OFF site trails.
  • Car and Coach Parking

Phase 1A is to be David Lloyd’s new indoor venture (see below) this will establish the PEAK destination as a major regional attraction.  A Reserved Matters Planning Application submitted by David Lloyd to Chesterfield Borough Council was approved on the 14th October 2019.

Adrenaline World is an indoor activity centre including zip lines, climbing walls, caving, ninja course, trampolining, rope courses, fun walls, adventure golf and e-karts.

PEAK: David Lloyd Adrenaline World

Peak - David Lloyd Adrenaline World

Birchall Estate has outline planning permission for up to 2000 hotel rooms and 250 chalets. The overnight and short stay accommodation will be delivered in phases and in a range of formats from 5 star hilltop hotel with lodges, to village centre hotels with hostel accommodation.  The aim is to deliver the quality and scope of accommodation and hospitality more familiar with an international ski resort.

Phase 1 of the Overnight Accommodation includes:

  • Destination Hotel
  • Leisure and Student Hostel

Peak Resort Site Plan

£2.85 million of funding from Sheffield City Region’s Infrastructure Fund (SCRIF) was awarded to the development in 2016. Work commenced in 2017 constructing the consented A61 access, the new public footpaths and bridleway network around the site and the estate fencing. The new public rights of way were adopted by Derbyshire County Council in October 2017 and are now being regularly enjoyed by members of the public.  The A61 access was completed at the beginning of 2019. All SCRIF funded works at PEAK have been completed and delivered on time and within budget.

PEAK will be built in three phases and is forecast to create 1,300 FTE new jobs.

3 Year Phase One Delivery Programme

All weather regional attraction – Q2 – 2021

Gateway & Retail Hub and 150 Room Hotel – Q3/4 – 2021

Health & Wellness Park, 120 Room Apart-Hotel & 50 lodges – Q1 – 2022

Sports and Campus Hotel – TBA

Find out more about the development and investment opportunities at

Adrenaline World Peak Resort

Planning application submitted for Adrenaline World

A planning application has been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council to build Adrenaline World, the latest venture by David Lloyd.

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Peak Resort

Peak Resort development starts on site

Infrastructure works have begun on Peak Resort, the integrated leisure, health, sport and education resort on the 300 acre Birchall Estate in Unstone, Chesterfield.

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The Peak Resort Masterplan by Stanton Williams (Retina Images)

£400m Peak Resort development announced by Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £400m leisure development near Chesterfield, which will create 1,300 jobs.

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