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Paddlesports on the Forth & Clyde Canal

Paddlesports on the Forth & Clyde Canal

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Glasgow Paddlesports Centre

  • Paddlesports facility at Pinkston BasinAn exciting new facility to promote paddlesports in Glasgow City Centre
    Aerial view of the paddlesports centreThe facility is created from a family of modular units allowing for flexibility and expansion along the length of the water
    The paddlesports facilitiesThe hub, classrooms and changing facilities are connected to the shipping container storage pods by a full-length, recycled tarpaulin canopy
    Landmark container towerThe container tower acts as a vibrant landmark and clear orientation point for users, marking the emergence of new activity at Port Dundas.
    Equipment storage at the paddlesports centreUsers personalise standard shipping container modules to store their equipment, creating a unique, colourful backdrop to the water’s edge.

    A brand new paddlesports centre at Pinkston Basin will create kayaking opportunities right in the heart of Glasgow.

    Right now, kayaking is the UK's fastest growing watersport. In Glasgow we're responding with this exciting plan to create a paddlesports centre on Glasgow's Canal, bringing outdoor activities right into the heart of the city. We are aiming for:

    • Bathing quality water
    • Whitewater course for general paddling, slalom and swiftwater rescue training
    • An opportunity to develop canoe polo and slalom at competition scale
    • Changing rooms, showers, toilets and car parking
    • An area for clubs and organisations with an opportunity for them to lease space

    7N were commissioned by Glasgow City Council to review initial proposals by EPD Ltd. and assist in design development towards a planning application. Recycled shipping containers are also used to store equipment and will be leased to different users as needs arise. The shared hub facilities are clustered to one side of the entrance and the whole complex is fronted by a full-length canopy which creates a sheltered edge to the water for gathering and viewing.

    "The scheme reflects the desire for a high profile, low-cost landmark facility, appropriate to its ex-industrial, canalside setting and flexible enough for future expansion. A tower of five stacked shipping containers provides a tall landmark feature which gives the facility visibility, presence and identity."
    7N, Architects

    olymic medal winners at pinkston with group of children

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    Join us on Facebook. And for more info about Pinkston, contact Iain at Pinkston Watersports, on 07851081103 or

    New Canal Basin

    New Canal Basin

    A £6.2 million project has seen the creation of 300 metres of new canal between Speirs Wharf and Port Dundas...ideal for paddlesports ethusiasts.

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    Huge support for new Paddlesports Centre in Glasgow!

    The new clean water facility is one step further to fruition as paddlers from across the country gather in Glasgow to show their support at this Mass Paddle Event. Check out the video below!

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