Skatepark group unveils design visuals

A design visualisation of the proposed Broch Skatepark.
A design visualisation of the proposed Broch Skatepark.

The New Year has got off to a great start for the Broch Skate Club who have unveiled design visuals of their proposed skatepark in the town.

Computer renders of the park - which would be situated on South Road - have now been completed by design firm Wheelscape.

Commenting, chairperson of Broch Skate Club Chris Harrison said: “Many of you may have been wondering what’s been happening, unfortunately things have been slow. Work has been getting done behind the scenes though. We at the Broch Skate Club will not give up.

“As we have found out trying to get a good park builder that is not busy is impossible for obvious reasons - if they are good they will be busy.

“We found one that fits this bill. Earlier in 2014 a representative from Wheelscape came up to Fraserburgh to look at the site of our current skate park.

“The representative wanted to get a lay of the land before setting about making a design for us.

“Wheelscape have been really busy, as they are in high demand due to the quality of the parks they build. This has slowed the process down a little.”

“It’s been a slow process getting to this stage with a lot of ground work now been done, we would be looking to pick up the pace of the project for 2015.”

Over the course of 2014 designs and ideas was passed back and forth between the Club and Wheelscape, incorporating as many of the requests of those who currently use the park as possible.

The Club has said the designers have done a fantastic job, and managed to incorporate almost everything into the park that they discussed at their design night.

There will be a further meeting at 7pm on January 19 at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre. The meeting will discuss the park designs and how to move forward, among other issues.

The Club is hoping for a big turnout for the first meeting of the year to get the project off to a good start.

The meeting will start off by everyone having their say with what they like or don’t like about the new parks designs.

For more details and pictures of the park, or to join the Club, visit the Club’s website at www.brochskateclub.com