Scotland’s Specialist Skatepark Contractor Appointed for Kirkcudbright Build

Scotland’s only specialist skatepark contractor, Concreate, has won the bid to build a quality skatepark in Kirkcudbright.

Kirkcudbright Skatepark, a registered charity which includes community volunteers, approached six different companies for the work and Concreate, headed up by professional builder and boarder, Iain Young, offered the best scheme for the budget available.

Concreate, a specialist skatepark building company, are responsible for the creation of many skateparks across the UK, including Cowdenbeath, Kelso and Shrewsbury. Using their considerable experience and knowledge they aim to provide the most innovative and creative skatepark terrain, using leading industry design methods and construction techniques. Concreate have qualified civil/structural engineers, building engineers, carpenters, metal workers and concrete finishers as part of their professional team who will all test-run the park upon completion.

Iain Young, Managing Director of Concreate, said

“Concreate are delighted to win the bid to build a quality skatepark in Kirkcudbright and we look forward to working with Kirkcudbright Skatepark and Dumfries & Galloway Council to deliver this for both locals and visitors to the town”.
“For skaters and riders, Concrete offers a great riding service that is also very durable and quick drying making it far more usable in damp conditions and, from a maintenance perspective, concrete requires very little attention”.

Laura Moodie, Chair of Kirkcudbright Skatepark, said;

“It’s great that we have attracted a professional Scottish company to deliver this project which requires a bespoke approach to both design and construction. Concreate provide a dedicated team of experts, with 20 year’s experience, who are also users of parks themselves, which the board considers as extremely valuable. We look forward to seeing what can be delivered with the budget we have available and hope that this will best serve our young people.”

Concreate are currently working on a number of projects with the start date for the Kirkcudbright build set at seven months away at the end of July 2019.

Kirkcudbright Skatepark continue to work closely with Dumfries & Galloway Council regarding planning permissions following a change to the constitution to allow the leasing of land from the council.

Funding for the project has been received from a variety of sources including; The Kavli Trust, Holywood Trust, Tesco Groundwork, The Common Good Fund, Awards For All and D&G Community & Safety Fund, as well as valuable contributions from local people and an impressive number of community groups in the town.