ANCHORWOOD BANK, BARNSTAPLE
Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.
The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks
client - lasting properties ltd
value - £5m
duration - 47 weeks
single-source development contractor
river defence & development plateaux
Engineer - Hydrock Ltd
Surveyor - Ward Williams Associates
The design and construct of 600m long extension to the River Taw defence wall, all works being subject to tidal conditions and strict environmental constraints.
The infrastructure project included; land raise, public and private highway off the A3125, formation a Riverside walk / cycle way and service diversions and installation.