Patrick Parsons marks world's first in white water course creation

Newcastle-based Patrick Parsons has formed a joint venture to create a pioneering watersports centre

Newcastle-based Patrick Parsons played a major part in the design and build of the world's first packaged white water course which opened in Glasgow
Newcastle-based Patrick Parsons played a major part in the design and build of the world's first packaged white water course which opened in Glasgow

Consultant engineers Patrick Parsons has played a major part in the design and build of the world’s first packaged white water course, which has opened in Glasgow

The £3.25 million Pinkston Watersports centre, including an artificial whitewater course, has been officially completed and handed over to Scottish Canals and charitable body Glasgow Watersports.

Newcastle-based Patrick Parsons formed a joint venture with Engineering Paddler Designs (EPD) and fellow regional firm Meldrum Construction to design and construct the course after taking a flat piece of canal in inner city Glasgow and transforming it into a watersports centre.

The whitewater course is a world’s first, built using a modular pre-cast concrete system and the latest technology in flexible whitewater obstacle systems to generate rapids on a flat site.

Patrick Parsons have also worked with EPD on the paddlesport centre, from feasibility stage through to construction, providing structural, civil, mechanical and electrical, CDM and planning services consultancy, as well as the outline and detail design of the centre’s facilities.

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