Colliers International Destination Consulting team have provided advice for a new artificial surfing attraction near Bristol, UK.
The Wave will be a unique in-land surfing attraction using Wavegarden® by Instant Sport in Spain, to create a surf experience for all abilities. The attraction, based at Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton near Bristol, will have a freshwater surfing lagoon as the focal point but will also include educational and nature elements.
Commenting on the new attraction, Seán Young, Head of Destination Consulting at Colliers International, said, “The Wave will be a truly innovative new leisure destination for Bristol and for the surfing community in the UK. Having advised The Wave team on this scheme and many others around the globe, Wavegarden, as a world class product, has the potential to transform other UK locations as well.”
Colliers International, global property advisors, have provided market, financial and operational feasibility advice for the project via their specialist Destination Consulting team. The Wave has recently reached a key milestone with the news that the project has been granted planning permission.
Nick Hounsfield, Co-founder of The Wave, said, “This is the culmination of three years’ very hard work and we are very excited that South Gloucestershire Council has chosen to give it the go ahead. The Destination Consulting team at Colliers International has provided invaluable input and unstinting support throughout – the entire process has been a team effort from the beginning.
“We believe that The Wave will have a hugely positive impact on people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the local area, Bristol and further afield. We can’t wait to get this project built and open to the public. Now that planning has been granted, the project can quickly progress to the next stage – we hope to start work on site this year and be open by Summer 2015.”