Marketing Director of Discovery Attractions, Rob Gray, said: “We are pleased to announce that we have now secured the final round of funding needed to turn the plans for Discover Robin Hood into reality.
“Unfortunately, delays have been caused by the extremely difficult financial market but we are now back on track and grateful for the patience and support of Nottinghamshire residents and Nottinghamshire County Council.
“We are now working together with the county council on the next steps to move the project forward.”
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Derek Higton, Service Director for Youth, Families and Cultural Services, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We are delighted Discovery Attractions has announced it has now secured funding for the Robin Hood attraction at Sherwood Forest.
“The County Council now needs to undertake a thorough process of financial and legal checks with Discovery and its funders to ensure that the project can move smoothly on to the next stage, which will involve the finalisation of our contractual arrangements for the delivery of the new visitor centre and accompanying attractions. We're hopeful that this process can be concluded over the next few weeks.
“We have worked closely with Discovery Attractions to progress this multi-million pound project ever since they were announced as the preferred bidder and we are pleased that we are another step closer to a world class Robin Hood attraction at Sherwood Forest.”