Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13544)           
UK only International

£5m surfing complex planned for Bristol

By Pete Hayman    23 Dec 2011

Work on a new £5m inland surfing facility in Bristol could start as early as next year under plans unveiled by osteopath Nick Hounsfield and corporate marketing director Tobin Coles.

Hounsfield and Coles have joined forces with Chris Hines, former director of sustainability at the Eden Project, for Wavegarden UK - the first surfing centre of its kind in the world.

A number of potential sites have been earmarked for the development, including the 13-acre (5.3-hectare) former sports field located alongside the Portway in Avon Gorge.

Wavegarden UK has confirmed a public consultation and exhibition of the plans is set to take place early next year, which will enable residents to help shape the project.

It is anticipated the facility will offer "perfect" surfing waves up to 1.6m (5.2ft) high on a 450m (1,476sq ft) man-made lake and providing a 55-second ride for experienced surfers.

Hounsfield said: "Wavegarden is ambitious but achievable. It will be a fantastic place, close to Bristol city centre, that everyone can enjoy - all ages, all backgrounds and all abilities.

"It will be a space to relax and rehabilitate as well as a place to surf, play and have fun. We instinctively know that being in or around water is good for people and that is something we want to share."

Coles added: "It's very important to us that we get as many views as possible on the project from the public and feed these in to the design process."

Details: www.wavegarden.me.uk

Image: Stephen Bonk/shutterstock.com

Sign up for FREE ezines
Sports jobs
Edinburgh Leisure
featured job

Water Quality Engineer

Edinburgh Leisure
Salary: £33,513 - £37,236pa
Job location: Edinburgh, UK

Active Communities Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Leisure Duty Manager

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £23,023 - £24,920
Location: Salisbury, UK

Apprentice Lifeguard

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Stevenage, UK

Recreation Attendant

Everyone Active
Salary: From £7.08 - £9.18ph
Location: Bracknell, UK

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell, UK

Strategic Lead - People, Places + Programmes

University of Hertfordshire
Salary: £40,927 - £43,434pa
Location: Hatfield, UK

Strategic Lead - Transformation

University of Hertfordshire
Salary: £40,927 - £43,434pa pro rata
Location: Hatfield, UK

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Nottingham

Swimming Coach

Wimbledon College
Salary: £23.50ph + holiday pay
Location: Wimbledon, London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Lifeguard

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Stevenage, UK

Swimming Teacher

University of East Anglia
Salary: £15.76ph
Location: Norwich, UK

Swim Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nottingham, UK

Basketball Coach/Activator

Everyone Active
Salary: £25.00 per hour
Location: Stradbroke, UK

Group Exercise Instructor - Aqua

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barking, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell, UK

Group Exercise Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hornchurch, UK
recruiting with sports management

Sports Coach/Activator

Everyone Active
Salary: £20.00 per hour
Location: Stradbroke, UK

Group Exercise Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barking, UK

Trainee Duty Manager

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Biggleswade, UK

Fitness Instructor

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Baldock, UK

Cafe Manager

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Biggleswade, UK

Operations Assistant (Dry Site)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Moulton, Northampton, UK
training with sports management

Membership Consultant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Moulton, Northampton, UK

Customer Success Manager

4global
Salary: Competitive salary + discretionary bonus
Location: Chiswick Park, London, UK

Accounts Coordinator

4global
Salary:
Location: Chiswick Park, London, UK

Account Manager (UK)

4global
Salary: Competitive salary + discretionary bonus
Location: Chiswick Park, London, UK

Physical Activity and Wellbeing Manager

Oxford City Council
Salary: £41,510 to £42,512 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Location: Oxford, UK

Duty Manager (NPLQ)

Withington Baths
Salary: £22,500 - £23,500
Location: Withington, Manchester, UK

Group Health and Fitness Manager

Sport Aberdeen
Salary: £40,000pa
Location: Aberdeen, UK
Swimming Teacher jobs  personal trainer jobs  Team Leader jobs  duty manager jobs  School Cycling Instructor jobs 
More jobs

Catalogue Gallery

Video Gallery

Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
A short time-lapse video showing our installation of the Robbins MVP timber flooring system, completed in Sept 2021 at The University of Kent Sport Centre in Canterbury
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and is a privately-owned UK-based company with Mark Johnson as CEO, Chris Mallen as director, and Oliver Cahill as chief commercial officer.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Parkwood Leisure celebrates milestone of teaching 100,000 children to swim
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading leisure operators, has reached the milestone of teaching 100,000 children to swim through its Learn To Swim Programme.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Location: Runcorn
Company: Halton Borough Council
Location: City Centre Location - North of England
Company: Walker Singleton
Location: Bilborough, Nottingham
Company: Bilborough College
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
More diary dates