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Work Commences on New Watersports Centre

The £2.5 million refurbishment of the Watersports centre at Ferry Meadows has started, and will result in a major transformation of this important Park facility.

Having looked at other successful centres in the UK and working with our architects, Maber, the Trust aims to provide visitors with a waterside cafe and watersports/ activity centre that is amongst the best in the country.

As the largest improvement project ever undertaken by the Trust, visitors can expect to see a real transformation when the new building is completed. The space in the very popular cafe will be almost doubled and a brand new extension will increase the space for watersports activities by nearly 50%, and will give cycle hire an exciting boost.

Lindum Sturgeon has been appointed the build project, which is due to take around 12 months, and will involve extensive refurbishing and construction works to the building, boat yard and waterfront. As a result, the centre will be closed for approximately 12 months. During this period, Peterborough Sailability and Lakeside Sailing Club will continue to operate but it is not possible to offer any public watersports both for safety reasons and lack of access to the water front.

On reopening in spring 2014, the new centre will provide an exciting and high quality destination for watersports, outdoors activities and lakeside dining for many years to come.