On Tuesday 17 May 2022, the first turf was cut for the Nordborg Resort. It was the culmination of a long period of preparation stretching over 10 years.
Right from the start of the project, there has been support from the local residents of Nordals. We are feeling optimistic and look forward to opening up for guests in late summer 2024.Bent Jensen, LINAK A/S
Back in 2012, a group of keen local residents set up the Vision Group, with the aim of drawing attention to the opportunities at Nordals. The work was published in a white paper in 2014. Key players in that work have been involved since the very beginning, and also took part in the recent groundbreaking event. Prominent amongst these key players are Bent Jensen from LINAK and Peter Mads Clausen from Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation, both of whom have been behind the practical and financial realisation of the Nordborg Resort.
The Nordals White Paper
When the White Paper was published in 2014, few imagined that it would lead to the construction of a major resort in the area. But the Paper outlines the many opportunities and activities that already existed – and still exist – on Nordals. In doing so, the White Paper made the case for why a resort here makes perfect sense. The beautiful natural surroundings, the cultural heritage, and the success stories; all of which will benefit future tourists at the Nordborg Resort.
Politicians from Sønderborg Town Council also attended the groundbreaking, and Mayor Erik Lauritzen said in his speech that there was immense satisfaction in the Town Council the day the plans for the Nordborg Resort were approved.
It was great to approve the vision. This is something which makes the Sønderborg area even more wonderful.Erik Lauritzen, Mayor of Sønderborg Municipality
The resort is expected to open in 2024 and will create around 150 new jobs. In doing so, the resort can contribute to creating new growth and developments in Nordals through jobs and trade.
"The resort will boost the retail sector and other benefits have also been identified. Tourists too will visit the sights in the town of Sønderborg and the surrounding area." -Per Egebæk Have, Chairman of the Board for Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation
Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation, in collaboration with Bent Jensen, LINAK, is helping to bring about the Nordborg Resort. This project draws on the good experience resulting from other important projects in Sønderborg that have been accomplished by working together. One example is the CIE building at the University of Sønderborg, which was also built by means of a cooperation between LINAK and Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation.
LINAK is providing 70% of the investment in the Nordborg Resort, with Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation contributing the rest.
Center Parcs will be responsible for the operation of the Nordborg Resort. The engineering company Hoffmann will look after its practical construction.
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