Planning permission for a lakeside wall-climbing center has been granted to Glenn Howells Architects in Peterborough, England. The climbing center will meet Olympic size standards and be a sustainable landmark for the 1,700-acre Ferry Meadows Park site.
A 10-year-masterplan is in place, led by Nene Park Trust’s 2050 vision of the area, which puts Glenn Howells Architects' structure as a central element to the plan. The climbing center will join the existing Nene Outdoors watersports and activity center to help improved leisure, recreation, cultural and environmental provisions at Ferry Meadows.
Inspired by the climbing geometry and its materials, the form of the climbing building is intended to create a recognizable landmark in the park to encourage people, post-COVID, to gather as a community.
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