Work to begin on water park

Burniston Road car park ,ready to start work on the Water Park. .150313bRichard Ponter
Burniston Road car park ,ready to start work on the Water Park. .150313bRichard Ponter

Work will begin on Scarborough’s £14 million water park tomorrow.

It marks the end of a decades long wait for a year-round attraction for the town.

It will be built by contractors Tolent Construction and will be operated by German company Alpamare, which runs some of the biggest water parks in Europe.

Developer Benchmark Properties was able to push the project through only after Scarborough Council approved a £9 million load to save the park.

Cllr Tom Fox, leader of Scarborough Borough Council said: “This is the news we’ve all been waiting for and I’m absolutely delighted.

“The years of planning, work on complex financial and legal agreements and transparent step by step decision making by the council together with Benchmark’s vision, dedication and cooperation have resulted in this week’s imminent start on site finally becoming a reality.

“The hard work that has gone into getting the project to this stage should not be underestimated and I would to like sincerely thank all those who have been involved.

“We really can now look forward, with excitement, to building a world class attraction here in Scarborough which the borough, Yorkshire and the United Kingdom can be very proud of.”