Trafford Council Waves Through £60m Lagoon

Trafford Council has approved plans for the £60m surf centre, paving the way for the redevelopment of the 15-acre brownfield site off Barton Dock Road.

It will be the first inland surfing facility to open in the North West and is earmarked to be open by 2023.

Modern Surf will feature a ‘world class’ surfing lagoon, with technology creating consistent man-made waves for all ages and abilities to tackle.

Alongside the surf lake, there’ll be space for a café/restaurant terrace, pop-up beach bars, surf shop, and changing facilities all within an interactive environment with everything from pump track and fitness zone to a halfpipe/boarding area, and exercise, bouldering and balancing zones.

The former container-base site in TraffordCity, owned and managed by Peel L&P, is regarded as the UK’s foremost retail, leisure and commercial destination encompassing The Trafford Centre and its surrounding 3.5 million square feet of retail, leisure and office space.

Modern Surf’s approval follows that of Therme, a £250m, 700,000 sq ft wellness resort and spa, last year, as Peel L&P aims to boost the leisure offer at Trafford Park. 

“Modern Surf will bring something unique to an already strong leisure offering,” said James Whittaker, executive development director at Peel L&P,

“Our vision is to be the UK’s number one destination for retail, leisure and business in a sustainable environment, where over the last 25 years we have created over 17,500 jobs and invested over £1.6bn.” 

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Source: Place North West, Manchester Evening News

Photo Credits: Leslie Jones Architecture is the lead architect for the project. Credit: via BECG


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