The Wave: Bristol
The Wave: Bristol will be the only facility of its kind in the world. It will be set in beautiful surroundings and offering activities that will appeal to visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The centre piece will be a large freshwater lagoon with embedded technology that produces perfect waves for surfing, wave riding and having fun. The Wave will provide a range of land-based activities, to create a unique attraction that will also offer onsite accommodation, education and leisure facilities.
The technology will produce waves that can be enjoyed by all abilities, from complete beginners right up to professional/competitive surfers. Tuition and coaching will be available at every level and The Wave: Bristol will be able to host local, national and international surfing competitions as well as being an elite training facility. The lake can also be used for swimming, triathlons, kayaking and a separate natural swimming pool will allow visitors to swim, gain confidence or just have fun in the water. Other facilities will include a café and covered seating area, beautiful gardens/woodlands, education/ ecology centre, conference facilities, yoga/pilates classes, picnic and viewing areas, a surf shop, equipment hire and high quality camping.
Sustainability is in the DNA of this vision and The Wave will adhere to a triple bottom line mandate whereby it will seek to balance the financial, social and environmental profit/loss. (Full Sustainability Policy is available online www.the-wave.co.uk)
We instinctively know that being in green open space and water is good for the body, mind and soul. This is something we are passionate about sharing. We believe we can contribute to local communities and society by tackling some of these issues:
Lack of intergenerational mixing Lack of engagement with nature
Too much TV/computers
A space where mixed abilities can exercise and have fun
Disconnected from adventure and ability to assess manage risk
Lack of support for troubled kids, giving a second chance, confidence building
Increased obesity and poor diet
Improve educational resources around sustainability, ecology, environment, water conservation and many other topics
Lack of new and fun outdoor space
A place of engaging beauty to relax, contemplate and feel safe Lack of cross-cultural mixing
We are passionate about delivering this idea and have secured land, are about to submit a planning application and looking for public support to see our ambitions realised.
Bristol has a great heritage of engineering, world firsts and delivering them "Bristol Fashion". We want to contribute to this legacy in a fun and meaningful way.
Why the contribution is important
It is important because being a potential world first, The Wave could be delivered to Bristol in a year when we are wanting to deliver a green capital and many other key celebrations in 2015. It's our chance to show the world what a great place Bristol is. We can show how we have taken a troubled history and turned it on it's head and make a diverse, thoughtful community that can make things happen in the right way.
Too many developments get taken to a different city because of money and politics. We are Bristol guys, delivering a project which oozes Bristol from its DNA.
Fun, thoughful and sustainable. That is important. That is Bristol.
by user817201 on November 22, 2013 at 04:34PM