Wyboston Lakes have just installed electric vehicle recharging points at their Hotel and Spa near St Neots which will be available to all visitors to the site. These are the first vehicle recharging points in the St Neots area, and an integral part of the Source East Electric Vehicle Recharging Network which will extend throughout the East of England. Wyboston Lakes is the first conference venue in the region, and probably the first in the UK to install electric recharging points for their customers. At the launch last Friday a number of staff and customers tried out a range of electric powered vehicles, which included bicycles, cars, and vans.
These new recharging points are not only available to people based at the Wyboston Lakes commercial offices, but also to members of the public visiting the various facilities on site ie. Restaurants, Hotel, Conference Centres, Golf course and Health Club. The recharging point has both 3 pin, 8 watt and 7 pin, 16 watt supplies so are suitable for recharging all electric vehicles from electric bikes and scooters to cars and vans.
With the next generation of electric vehicles on the horizon these recharging points ensure that Wyboston Lakes continues to embrace innovation for the benefit of everybody who works at or visits the Centre. There are already 2 members of staff who live locally and travel to work on electric bikes, so Wyboston Lakes hope that these recharging points will encourage people to adopt electric vehicles as a more economic and environmentally friendly mode of transport.
Brian Payton, director of business development for Wyboston Lakes commented: “We have 38 highly innovative companies employing nearly 400 staff based in the Wyboston Lakes serviced offices. Over a quarter of a million people visit Wyboston Lakes each year so free access to these recharging points makes changing to electric transport a viable option and contribute to reducing our long term oil dependency and carbon footprint.”
More about Wyboston lakes
Wyboston Lakes is centrally located on a 382 acre rural estate between Cambridge and Milton Keynes, close to the A1, M1 and recently dualled A421 road networks and local railway links. It has two specialist venues, Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre and Wyboston Lakes Training Centre (incorporating the Oakley Suite), offering a spectrum of options in terms of facility, space, style and budget. The Centres together provide a total of 78 conference, training and syndicate rooms – the largest of which has a capacity for 270 delegates seated theatre style – and more than 300 bedrooms.
A further venue on the site is the AA 3-star Wyboston Lakes Hotel, which has 103 en-suite bedrooms, an AA Rosette restaurant and a further 17 training and syndicate rooms.
On-site leisure facilities are comprehensive, and include a full sports and leisure centre, watersports facilities and an 18 hole golf course. In autumn 2012, a major new leisure facility, the Y Spa, will open on the site of the Wyboston Lakes Hotel.