February 19, 2016
Posted by Nick Hounsfield, Founder & CEO of The Wave
Exciting news just in – our revised designs for The Wave Bristol have been granted consent by South Gloucestershire Council!
As we mentioned in recent updates, our decision to change to SurfLoch wave-making technology meant that we had to revise all of our engineering design work. A massive task. The changes were substantial enough to necessitate an amendment to planning. Although we were confident that the improvements would be well received, it’s always a slightly nail-biting wait until you know it’s been successful!
Massive thanks to APG architects, Hydrock, GVA Bilfinger and Lacey Hickie & Caley for their input into this stage of the development.
Now that we have the planning revisions approved we can get on site and start some important preparation works. Exciting times!
Keep your eyes out for more frequent updates now that momentum is gathering,
Have a great weekend everyone,
The Wave will be a place that brings surfing and its many benefits to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. At the heart of our plans is a surfing lake powered by the latest SurfLoch wave-making technology. This will sit in beautiful gardens – spaces where people can relax and recoup, get back in touch with nature, play, learn and explore.
The plans include sensory gardens, healing gardens, activity areas, peaceful hideaways and kitchen gardens, as well as a natural swimming pool, café, changing facilities, accommodation, education centre and retail experience. We will also be home to a High Performance Surf Centre to be deliver in collaboration with Surfing Great Britain that will help develop and support surfing athletes.
The project has surfing at its heart but there will be so much more… We want this space to help educate and inspire people on a whole range of topics, from marine conservation to science and technology. We want it to inspire healthier lifestyles and to make a positive social impact on the lives of those who visit or interact with us. We want to use The Wave as a place to showcase the use of renewable energy and sustainable building techniques. Most importantly, we want to do all of this whilst having a tonne of fun in the process.