New £200,000 floating aqua park to be created on Liverpool waterfront

Liverpool council planners have given the go-ahead for the Adventure Dock Co, which will operate at Duke’s Dock, between Albert Dock and Kings Dock, form May to October

From left, Clare Rawlinson, Albert Dock, Mikey Pinder, Liverpool Wake Park), and Tim Woodhead, Industry Wake

 

A £200,000 floating aqua park offering a number of water-based activities is to be created on Liverpool’s waterfront.

Liverpool council planners have given the go-ahead for the Adventure Dock Co, which will operate at Duke’s Dock, between Albert Dock and Kings Dock, form May to October.

It will include temporary units housing customer facilities, such as food concessions, a wetsuit store and beach-style changing huts.

Industry Wake is the company behind the new attraction. It already operates Liverpool Wake Park at Liverpool Watersports Centre in neighbouring Queen’s Dock. Managing director Tim Woodhead said: “We are over the moon to have been granted planning permission.

“We have worked at several iconic locations in the past, but none as prestigious or historic as Liverpool’s waterfront. Our aqua park is something that will excite those young and old, and I can guarantee that our obstacles will leave thrill-seekers wanting to return over and over again for more.”

Sue Grindrod, chief executive of Albert Dock Liverpool, added: “We look forward to working in partnership with The Adventure Dock Co and Canal & River Trust, to animate the water space and create something new for visitors to enjoy at Albert Dock.”

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