Plans for ‘Adrenaline Gateway’ HQ unveiled in Bacup
A POTENTIAL new headquarters has been unveiled for the thousands of riders who descend on the Bacup area to take advantage of the ‘Adrenaline Gateway’.
Long-awaited proposals for a trail centre, near Futures Park, have been unveiled, to promote the courses which wind their way through Lee and Cragg quarries.
Riders from across the North West are attracted to the challenging twist and turns of the old stoneworks and borough council bosses have been keen to create a hub where they can meet up, finetune their machines and relax afterwards.
Architect Andrew McCluskey said in a design statement: “The development will greatly enhance and support not only the bike park.
“But it will support the local rural economy, supporting sustainable growth and expand tourism to the area.”
Included in the centre will be a retail bike store, cafe, workshop, toilets, shower and changing facilities and an educational area, which would be made available to local interest groups.
Rawtenstall-based Ride On were selected by town hall leaders last summer to run the ambitious project.
Owner Craig Robertson believes that the current 30,000 to 40,000 current annual visitor tally can be grown to around 250,000, following redevelopment.
Mr McCluskey said that extra effort is being made to ensure that the trail centre strikes a balance between the nearby offices and the natural setting of the quarry.
The proposals show a tall glass facade, framed in timber cladding, offset by ‘slab’ of colour, which they say would provide an ‘impressive entrance’ to the building.
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