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modular & offsite construction


Modular wakeboarding hub


specification outdoor environment was vital for Foxlake. The centre caters for the entire Dundee community and aims to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for all who use it. As well as developing sport locally, the centre will also deliver social programmes with local schools and community groups. Portakabin engineered a modern, multi-


A WAKEBOARDING centre, created from three modular buildings, forms part of the £1bn transformation of Dundee City Waterfront. Foxlake Dundee is an urban


wakeboarding park that utilises the City Quay to offer accessible and inclusive water sports for children and adults. The centre offers cable wakeboarding, which uses an overhead cable to pull participants over the surface of the lake with a feel similar to surfing or snowboarding. Other activities include stand up paddleboarding and Ringo rides – rides on large inflatables across the lake. Foxlake recommended modular


construction specialist Portakabin to Dundee City Council for the project after working with the company on the Foxlake sister site at Dunbar, East Lothian. Portakabin supplied and installed bespoke shower, changing and toilet blocks for the Dunbar venue, which have hosted tens of thousands of customers since they being installed three seasons ago. The new site, located on City Quay,


Dundee, is three modular buildings which Portakabin designed and installed to host a shop, reception, office, changing facilities, showers, toilets and disabled facilities. Providing a high quality, high


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use building to complement Foxlake’s vision. Additional glazing to the reception and retail elevations of the building allows more natural light to flood the busiest areas. Previous experience with the Dunbar site allowed Portakabin to spec more robust fittings for areas with high footfall. The external finish was completed with timber fencing, Foxlake branding, decking and a canopy. The modular building was installed in five


weeks, bringing the Foxlake centre to life much quicker than a traditional build option. “This investment in outdoor activity


means our building will help introduce even more of the local community to the


benefits of a fit and active lifestyle, instilling a lasting legacy with the development,” says Alex Murray, area sales manager at Portakabin. “Modular was a great solution for this


waterside location; fast, a flexible design and the opportunity to share our learnings from a previous site with our client. We’re delighted with the finished building.”


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