UK project in Southport airs new renderings
The Cove in Southport made another push in the media last week. A local news outlet posted new architectural renderings, information and quotes from the people involved. Renderings show an Endless Surf pool central to a multi-use facility that includes a hotel and thermal spa.
The Standup for Southport platform reported that The Cove organizers had paid a visit to wave pool technology provider Endless Surf’s HQ in Canada. They mentioned also meeting with a Myrtha pools representative. Both Myrtha and Endless Surf announced a joint partnership in Autumn.
“We are very excited by the product collaboration of these two titans within the (wave pool) industry,” said Tony Howard of GSL and The Cove Resort. “Their lagoon product sits perfectly with our resort concept which is quite a different animal from a vast, one-dimensional ’surf park’.”
It was reported that Endless Surf also visited Southport in a show of support to the local council.
Southport Cove Resort will be sandwiched between Blackpool and Liverpool and hopes to draw visitors from the densely populated city of Manchester an hour to the east. The area has been a popular seaside destination for two centuries.
The £75m wave pool will be built on the Merseyside coast by a group called Go Surf. While there was no mention of Go Surf in this latest dispatch, the company was quoted in media posts saying the surf park would pump £20m into the local economy and attract around 150,000 visitors every year as well as creating 120 new jobs.
The local government website for Sefton says the council has entered into an exclusive agreement with Go Surf and that the year-round attraction will feature a spa, four-star accommodations, restaurants and cafes as well as a 250m long beach, boardwalk and planted gardens.
The project is part of a collective effort to transform Southport’s waterfront including Sefton Council’s plans for a Marine Lake Events Centre (MLEC).