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Planners wave through artificial surf park

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April 25 2018

Planners wave through artificial surf park
An artificial surf park planned for a disused quarry near Ratho, Edinburgh, has been waved through by planners, enabling Tartan Leisure to proceed with delivery of the unique venue.

Sitting at the heart of a 23-hectare country park Wavegarden will include its own waterfront café, restaurant and retail in addition to adventure sport facilities such as a zip line, water tubing and snow sports training jump.

HarrisonStevens landscape architects will capitalise on the remnants of the disused Craigpark Quarry to create an artificial lake, within which state of the art wave technology will be submerged to guarantee all year-round surf for thrill seekers.

More sedate forms of recreation will also be on offer including lodges, glamping pods and a waterfront walkway

HarrisonStevens director Martin Stevens remarked: “This is a unique and exciting project, combining the natural ecology, heritage and character of the area with world-class leisure and sporting facilities. Wavegarden Scotland will be a positive community asset for generations to come and help put Scotland on the map in adventure leisure whilst showcasing the benefits of truly landscape-led, context-driven masterplanning.”

Located next to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena the surf centre will be delivered by engineers at WSP.
Ratho will become a hub for adventure sports
Ratho will become a hub for adventure sports
The quarry surrounds will be landscaped to form a new country park
The quarry surrounds will be landscaped to form a new country park

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