Three-month delay hits water park project

The Water Park development continues off Burniston Road Car Park. pic Richard Ponter 151603b
The Water Park development continues off Burniston Road Car Park. pic Richard Ponter 151603b

Scarborough Council has admitted that the town’s water park development is already three months behind schedule.

The admission was made at a council meeting this week, where the council’s leader also refused to comment on speculation that one of the development’s sub contractors has gone bust.

The authority claims it is confident that the £15 million water park will still be open by next Easter and said people would notice more work on the Burniston Road car park site very soon,

Leader of Scarborough Council, Cllr Derek Bastiman, said: “Initial good progress on the Sands Water Park development has been slowed recently after the development reported an 11-week delay in the design programme.

“However, improved design in respect of energy efficiency and maintenance have now been agreed with developer and operator Alpamare.

“The developer is now looking at options to ensure Spring 2016 opening time is met.

“Within a week or two people will begin to see the erection of steel work being more visible and coming out of the 
ground.

“This should begin before the end of July.”

However, when pressed by Cllr Neil Price as to whether one of the subcontractors had “gone bust” Cllr Bastiman said he was “not in a position to comment on that matter”.

The Scarborough News approached Benchmark Leisure Ltd and asked it whether there had been an issue with a contractor on the Burniston Road development but has received no response.