Climbing high at new £5m centre
The proposed Olympic-grade climbing walls at Ferry Meadows would be the country’s only purpose-built facility of its type. It will feature a wall of 20 metres plus for lead climbing and 15 metres high for speed climbing. It will also include a wall for bouldering climbs and one of the country’s largest Clip ‘n’ Climb arenas.
There will be outdoor climbing walls, offering opportunities to climb to the top of the tower for views across the park. It is also planned to create a tree top experience accessed from the building.
Aimed at family users, there would also be a toddlers’ play facility, an additional café and private hire facilities. The centre will be built in the existing car park at Lakeside. A new car park will be created between the current car park and the overflow car park at Oak Meadow.
Matthew Bradbury, chief executive of Nene Park.