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Pinkston Paddlesports Centre secures funding

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June 18 2013

Pinkston Paddlesports Centre secures funding
Glasgow City Council has committed to providing further £276k of funding toward the construction of Pinkston Paddlesports Centre, Port Dundas, a key plank of the city’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympics.

Designed by 7N Architects and whitewater specialists Engineering Paddler Designs, the £2.3m centre will be located on the Forth & Clyde canal at Pinkston Basin and is envisaged to become a centre for urban watersports such as canoeing, kayaking and rafting.

It will incorporate its own white water course, canoe polo pitches and boathouses which will be made available to casual and elite users alongside associated education and administrative areas.

GCC has already stumped up £272k in support of what would be the first such scheme of its kind in Scotland – although there are plans for a similar centre in Leith.

Councillor Archie Graham, executive member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said: “This funding contribution from the council is the final piece in the jigsaw for this project, which will have 25,000 users every year.  

“The Pinkston Paddlesports Centre is a perfect example of a legacy project in Glasgow, bringing community and economic benefits to the area and contributing to the regeneration efforts going on across the north side of the city centre.”

5 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 18 Jun 2013 at 16:09 PM
Nice idea, terrible typeface. It isn't 1984.
Bob fae the Block
#2 Posted by Bob fae the Block on 25 Jun 2013 at 13:37 PM
Engineering Paddler Designs aren't architects .... are they ? .....
HungryHippo
#3 Posted by HungryHippo on 25 Jun 2013 at 17:13 PM
Pretty sure it's a 7N Architects design
ur
#4 Posted by ur on 25 Jun 2013 at 17:59 PM
Yes, the design was a collaboration between 7N and EPD.
bellose
#5 Posted by bellose on 4 Jun 2015 at 16:07 PM
And the design was very closely based on the feasibility study design created by a.n other un-credited architect.

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