Knockburn Loch facility to open

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Little more than six months after work started, the conferencing and training venue at Knockburn Loch on Deeside has been completed and is about to open.

It took just two weeks to put up the glulam frame of the wooden building - completed in some of the worst winter weather Scotland has seen in living memory.

Glulam is a type of structural timber product composed of several layers of dimensioned timber, bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant adhesive.

It is the only engineered wood product that can be produced in curved shapes, offering unlimited design flexibility, which was essential for the Knockburn Loch project - the vision of local businessman, Bert McIntosh.

The result is a timber-clad building which will be used as a conference facility and venue for corporate business events.

The largest room, double height and with windows around three sides and views across the man-made Knockburn Loch to Kerloch Hill, is flexible and can be used in many layouts. There is also a commercial kitchen opening onto a break-out area.

Trail biking, raft building, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and cross country running are available on the shores of Scotland’s only purpose-built open-water triathlon loch.