£40m inland surf park planned for London's Lee Valley
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Blaby District Council
Scale 4 (GBP 21,693 - GBP 24,657)
Huncote, Leicester, UK
Erewash Borough Council
£35,229 to £39,002 per annum
Erewash District, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
£7.90 - £8.45 per hour
Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
West Cheshire Museums
£23,111 - £26,470 Pro Rata per annum
Marston, Northwich, UK
Everyone Active
Self-Employed
Wigston, United Kingdom

£40m inland surf park planned for London's Lee Valley

Job opportunities
New Forest District Council
£14.62/hour (Level 2) / £10.75/hour (Level 1)
location: Totton, UK
Sheffield City Trust
Competitive Salary and Benefits
location: Sheffield, UK
training opportunity
Becky Adlington Training
location: North West, England, UK
more jobs

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and inland surfing company The Wave have unveiled plans to create an inland surfing venue in London.

To be located at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton, North London, the £40m venue will be developed jointly by the two partners and will allow people of all ages and abilities to have a go at surfing.

At the heart of the project will be a surfing lake powered by Wavegarden Cove technology, which creates up to 1,000 waves per hour.

The project is at an early stage and a programme of consultation with local communities and interested organisations is set to take place in the new year – alongside comprehensive site analysis.

A planning application will then be submitted following the analysis.

In a statement, a spokesperson for The Wave said: "We are extremely excited to announce that we are partnering with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to develop a planning application for a world-class surfing destination in London.

"The Wave London, would reinvigorate land adjacent to the Lee Valley Athletics Centre and encourage more people to get outside in nature and get active."

The Wave is currently developing a similar venue in Bristol, which is set to open by the end of 2019.

"We are now full steam ahead building The Wave Bristol and can’t wait to open our doors there next autumn," the spokesperson said, adding that the company would develop the London park In parallel to the Bristol works.

Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, added: “The Wave London would complement our existing world-class sports venues up and down the 26-mile-long Regional Park, including our three hugely popular London 2012 legacy venues providing the best cycling, white water, hockey and tennis opportunities to be found anywhere.

“Lee Valley Leisure Complex was once a sewage works and rubbish dumps.

"A generation ago we built what was then Europe’s largest leisure centre. Now we hope to bring inland surfing here to create an outstanding new leisure destination for the capital and the region. This marks another exciting chapter in the history of the Lee Valley.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and inland surfing company The Wave have unveiled plans to create an inland surfing venue in London.
SAR,PAC,PLY,WAT,SWM,PRO,PUB
imagesX/THUMB339936_815496_35033.jpg
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Active IQ
Active IQ