maryport wave c cumberland

The overhauled centre is set to reopen before year end. Credit: Cumberland Council

Thomas Armstrong gears up for Maryport Wave start

Working with Align Property Partners’ design team, the contractor is to deliver the venue’s refurbishment over the next six months.

To be renamed as the Maryport Activity Centre on its scheduled reopening in December 2024, the Wave is to close from Sunday 26 May.

The project will include an adventure play centre for young children, improvements to the Clip’n’Climb attraction, new multipurpose studio spaces, a community meeting space, party rooms, and a better gymnasium.

Outside there will be a new bike hub, along with more attractive landscaping. The entrance area will be improved and the ground floor layout amended to make space for these new facilities.

Planning permission has already been granted for the scheme and Thomas Armstrong and Cockermouth’s Align Property Partners have the contract to complete the works.

The scheme is part of the £12m regeneration of Maryport and is backed by the Future High Street Fund.

All regular users of the building, including the various community groups that use the facilities, have been notified by the management company GLL.

Cumberland Council is managing the Wave project and Maryport’s wider investment.

Leader of Cumberland Council, Cllr Mark Fryer, said: “I cannot wait to see the finished results of the transformation of Maryport Activity Centre.

“Public consultation showed there was a real desire for more family-friendly attractions in the town and this, along with the new splash park and skate and bike park, will really address that.”

Cllr Anne Quilter, Cumberland Council’s executive member for vibrant and healthy places, added: “Once the improvements are made to the harbourside and promenade, the new Maritime Museum in Christ Church opens, and the new entertainment venue at the former Carlton cinema are completed, Maryport is going to be an even better place to live, work, and visit.”

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