A new multimillion-pound leisure complex is set to be built at The Headland in Newquay, adding to the existing facilities surrounding the hotel and self-catered cottages.

The Aqua Club will contain five pools, a sun terrace and a new restaurant called The Deck and is part of the next phase of development at The Headland resort, which is now celebrating 40 years under the ownership of John and Carolyn Armstrong.

Mr Armstrong has said: “As our accommodation provision has grown, existing facilities are in high demand, particularly the spa and restaurants during high season.”

“The Aqua Club will take The Headland into the next decade and beyond, providing the luxury experience that the destination has become well-known for.”

The new development will be located on the site of three former tennis courts, between the hotel and the self-catered cottages.

Mark Duston, senior associate of Lilly Lewarne Architects who designed the complex, said: “We have worked collaboratively with other top-class specialist pool and interior designers on the project to produce something really exceptional for the hotel and are very proud of what we have all achieved."

Work is currently underway on the Aqua Club and The Headland now has further plans to provide an underground carpark as part of these works, to help cope with the forecast increased demand.