Planners wave through artificial surf park
April 25 2018
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.
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