The Loading Bay is a skatepark in the North of Glasgow. The Scottish Canals supported development of the skatepark is part of wider efforts to regenerate the area surrounding the canal.
The Loading Bay is actually a former loading bay of a Glasgow warehouse. By incorporating some of the original loading bay’s features into our design, we have created a plaza with authentic street character. Rough surfaces and unusual shapes are combined with smooth and forgiving ply transitions, whilst large windows let in a wash of diffuse natural light.
The park aims to give all the fun of riding street outdoors - indoors (and without the rain!).
Our Point of Sale application runs on iPads and is backed up by a web CRM for managing users. We use the Scottish Index of multiple deprivation to determine if young people are elligible for free entry into the skatepark. This process is no different to the normal checkout experience, this is key to removing social stigma attached to state aid which often dissuades young people for participating.