Plans filed to transform disused Ratho quarry into wave park
May 30 2017
Masterplanned and designed by landscape architects HarrisonStevens the 23 hectare watersports venue takes its cue from the stone and rubble of the current site, re-using material to help bed the development down along with carefully chosen plants to aid restoration of the local ecology.
Plugging into Edinburgh’s canal network the surf and leisure facility will take the form of a manmade loch, building on the success of the nearby Edinburgh International Climbing Arena to create a broader hub for outdoors enthusiasts.
Andy Hadden, co-founder of Wavegarden Scotland commented: “We’re cautiously optimistic that our years of research, consultation and planning will pay off. We believe our facility will enhance Ratho as an international destination for adventure sports, and we’re delighted that we have the chance to deliver the project in a brownfield site within an old quarry.”
In addition to watersports the centre will also offer visitors access to self-catering lodges, glamping pods, a waterfront café and restaurant, retail, a zip line, water tubing and snow-sports.
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