£10M plans approved for artificial surf park outside Edinburgh
Wavegarden Scotland have been given the greenlight to redevelop Craigpark Quarry, near Edinburgh into a man-made lake, with their revolutionary new wave technology.
Alongside world-class surfing facilities, Wavegarden will include zip-lining, water tubing,a BMX track, snow-sports, luxury lodges, glamping and a waterfront cafe and restaurant.
Andy Hadden, the co-founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd, the company 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."
“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.”
Josema Odriozola, Wavegarden’s founder and CEO, said:
“It’s great to see that the planning application has been approved, so now Edinburgh will have it’s own surf spot for everyone to enjoy”, “We designed our technology to create up to 1000 waves per hour, from slow-moving white water for beginners through to powerful barrels up to 2 metres high for experts. This now means Scottish locals and tourists alike can experience the exhilarating feeling of surfing, regardless of their level.”