We are delighted to confirm as Project Manager and Cost Consultants, Nene Park Trust’s plans have been approved to create a new Olympic standard climbing centre at the 1,700-acre Ferry Meadows Park.
The proposals will create a year-round, all-weather indoor activity centre, which will include one of the country’s largest Clip ‘n Climb arenas suitable for all ages and an Olympic-standard climbing facility. The plans also include a natural-themed indoor toddler play area, an additional café and private hire spaces for community groups. The centre is also expected to create 31 new jobs.
The plans, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, have been developed to support Nene Park Trust’s 10-year strategy to become the region’s favourite park by creating improved leisure, recreation, cultural and environmental offers for the city all year round.
The centre is a key element of the charity’s 2050 vision and 10-year masterplan, which involved extensive consultation with the public about the future of Nene Park. In particular, these consultations identified a need for year-round indoor provision to make the Park a more attractive prospect for families during the winter months.
This focus on indoor facilities will complement the many well established outdoor activities across the Park. Lakeside Activity Centre will be located next to and share a site with the existing Nene Outdoors watersports and activity centre, creating a defined hub of sport, play, recreation and leisure in an easily accessible area, well away from the more sensitive nature-rich areas of the Park.