PLANS for an exciting and imaginative multi-million pound indoor waterpark, ‘The Springs’ at Robin Hill Country Park, have been unveiled by the owners, Vectis Ventures Holdings Limited.

Plans for ‘The Springs’ will be submitted formally to the Isle of Wight Council as a planning application supported by an environmental statement.

Work is due to start within two years, depending on the planning process, and will take 18 months to construct.

It will be built on the northern boundary of the site, and will be a separate attraction to Robin Hill.

This is an exciting project for a major new attraction that will have Island-wide and sub-regional impacts benefiting tourism, regeneration and job creation.

Alexander Dabell, managing director of Vectis Ventures Limited said: "After years of considered planning, we are delighted to unveil our proposals for ‘The Springs’, an exhilarating new indoor water park to be situated at Robin Hill Country Park, with the most stunning views across the Isle of Wight.

"Tourism is very important for the Island and ‘The Springs’ is a further development of Robin Hill which is designed to extend the tourism season.

"We’ve had great success with our ‘electric woods’ events, attracting over 90,000 visitors over the last four years, however, the Island needs more innovative, fun all-weather attractions for visitors and residents in the autumn-winter months.

"‘The Springs’ ticks that box and at the same time provides opportunities for other local tourism businesses to operate a longer season.

"‘The Springs’ development will complement our plans for Nesting, creating a fantastic reason to visit the Isle of Wight.

"We are extremely excited to progress with these plans, after all, ‘The Springs’ will be splashing great fun!’

Will Myles, Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight says: "I am extremely proud to work with Vectis Ventures, who continually invest in the Isle of Wight’s tourism offering. ‘The Springs’ is exactly what we need on the Island for residents and visitors alike.

"We are always looking for ways to extend our overall season, and this will certainly have a huge impact."

The park is set to feature water flumes and a wave machine.