Wheels in mo­tion for new skatepark

The Galloway News - - FUNERAL-NOTICES.CO.UK -

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

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