Wheels in motion for new skatepark
Construction on a skatepark in Kirkcudbright is set to begin in the summer.
Scotland’s only specialist contractor, Concreate, has been handed the tender to build the facility on land near the town’s swimming pool.
They’ve been appointed by Kirkcudbright Skatepark with work likely to begin at the end of July as Concreate are currently working on other projects.
The firm’s managing director Iain Young said: “Concreate are delighted to win the bid to build a quality skatepark in Kirkcudbright.
“We look forward to working with Kirkcudbright Skatepark and Dumfries and Galloway Council to deliver this for both locals and visitors to the town.
“For skaters and riders, Concreate offers a great riding service that is also very durable and quick drying making it far more usable in damp conditions and, from a maintenance perspective, concrete requires very little attention.”
Concreate have already created a number of skateparks at towns in the UK including in Cowdenbeath, Kelso and Shrewsbury.
Kirkcudbright Skatepark chairman Laura Moodie said: “It’s great that we have attracted a professional Scottish company to deliver this project which requires a bespoke approach to both design and construction.
“Concreate provide a dedicated team of experts, with 20 years’ experience, who are also users of parks themselves.
“We look forward to seeing what can be delivered with the budget we have available and hope that this will best serve our young people.”
Colin Wyper, a member of the group, added: “It will be a great facility that can be accessed 24/7 and one that kids can use in a safe and secure environment.”
Thumbs up Colin Wyper of the Kirkcudbright Skateboard group at the site where the facility will be built next year