Visions of China is a proposed new major themed tourist attraction to be built at the former Pithouse West colliery site, located to the north of Rother Valley Country Park and near Jct 31 of the M1 motorway.
The project will incorporate a 120 acre cultural theme park set in an authentically built and landscaped Chinese environment. It aims to combine the beauty and distinctiveness of Chinese architecture; the charming originality of Chinese garden design; the mystique of Chinese culture and customs; and the originality of its entertainment, in a single spectacular parkland environment, offering a menu of entertainment which will appeal to both domestic and overseas visitors alike.
One and a half million visitors are expected to visit the park each year enjoying its spectacular mix of Oriental lakes and gardens; China Town retail street; Shaolin temple and cultural centre; Theatre; Children's fantasy land; Restaurants; Oriental Spa; Pavilions; Pagoda; and Hotel.
The project, costing in excess of £100 million is envisaged to create 200 jobs during its two year construction and more than 380 permanent jobs once the theme park is in operation.