Artificial Surf Park Scotland

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Artificial Surf Park Scotland

WGS Craigpark Quarry Leisure Venue Building Development in eastern Scotland

25 Apr 2018

Artificial Surf Park Scotland

Wavegarden Scotland Planning Approval News

Location: Craigpark Quarry near Ratho, west Edinburgh

WAVEGARDEN SCOTLAND RECEIVES GREEN LIGHT TO DEVELOP SCOTLAND’S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SURF PARK

Artificial Surf Park Scotland

Wavegarden Scotland, the company which will develop Scotland’s first artificial surf park, received the news today (25 April) that the planning application to redevelop Craigpark Quarry near Ratho, Edinburgh into a world-class surfing and family leisure facility has been given the green light.

Artificial Surf Park Scotland layout

CGIs: HarrisonStevens

Images: Creative Scope

This major leisure attraction is a first for Scotland and Wavegarden Scotland will now transform the disused Craigpark Quarry near Ratho into a man-made lake with revolutionary new wave technology, developed by Wavegarden in Spain – the same company that developed the technology behind Surf Snowdonia, who welcomed over 155,000 visitors last year.

WGS – Andy Hadden:
Artificial Surf Park Scotland - Andy Hadden

The proposal, which had already received overwhelmingly positive feedback from public consultation events held last year, has been masterplanned and designed by landscape architects HarrisonStevens, with engineering and technical consultation provided by WSP, and planning and development advice by Colliers International.

Wavegarden Scotland

Alongside a world-class surfing facility, Wavegarden Scotland also includes a surf school, self-catering luxury guest lodges, glamping pods, a waterfront café and restaurant, retail spaces, zip line, water tubing area, integrated natural play, bike skills track, and a snow-sports training jump.

Wavegarden Scotland

Andy Hadden, the co-founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd which is developing Wavegarden Scotland said: “We are thrilled that the plans for Wavegarden Scotland have been approved. We believe that this facility will deliver many benefits for the local community and for Scotland by offering world-class adventure leisure amenities alongside a wonderful country park, for walkers, runners and cyclists to enjoy. Alongside this, we expect to create up to 130 jobs and generate up to £11m for the local economy every year.

Wavegarden Scotland

“Another very exciting aspect of Wavegarden Scotland is the opportunity to nurture surfing and sporting talent. With Scotland’s own surfing team starting to make a mark on the global surf scene, we hope to inspire the next generation of surfers, life guards, and active outdoor enthusiasts.”

Wavegarden Scotland

Using recently released, state-of-the-art wave generation technology called The Cove, Wavegarden Scotland will be among the most advanced surfing and water sport facilities in the world, with the capability to enable elite-level sports training and development.

Wavegarden Scotland

Andrew McNab, director of Colliers International, handled the development’s planning application said: “Wavegarden Scotland will provide a huge economic boost to Ratho and the surrounding area. We welcome the decision and we are thrilled with the outcome, from the very beginning the consultations received a very positive reception, so to hear that the application has been given the green light is fantastic.”

Wavegarden Scotland

Martin Stevens, director of HarrisonStevens, the landscape architects behind Wavegarden Scotland’s design said: “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.”

Wavegarden Scotland

Paul Robertson, Principal Engineer at WSP, said: “Wavegarden is an exciting and ground-breaking project, which will require complex technical support. WSP has a solid track record of delivering complex multi-disciplinary projects and we keenly anticipate tackling the engineering challenges associated with this exciting addition to the leisure sector in Scotland.”

Wavegarden Scotland

Located beside the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Wavegarden Scotland will develop existing integrated transportation and leisure links, including with the nearby canal network, into the heart of Edinburgh as well as the wider central belt.

Images: Wavegarden/Pacotwo

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30 May 2017

Wavegarden Cove Scotland

Wavegarden Scotland submits ambitious planning proposal after positive feedback

Location: Craigpark Quarry near Ratho, west Edinburgh

30th of May 2017 – Wavegarden Scotland, the company which hopes to develop Scotland’s first artificial wave park, has submitted its planning application today (30 May) after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from public consultation events held earlier this year.

Wavegarden Scotland

The planning application proposes to redevelop Craigpark Quarry near Ratho, Edinburgh into a word-class surf and leisure facility offering a variety of water sports on its man-made loch.

Wavegarden Cove

Ratho Adventure Centre


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