Aqua Park designed by GLR architects will be built in Southport.

Contractor Allenbuild has won a £7.8m contract to design and build an Aqua Park in Southport.

The park, for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, will include a pool, rides, a flume and playground areas. The park will be situated at the existing Dunes Leisure Centre in Southport.

The pool will centre around a 12m high elliptical tower staircase, which will provide access to the rides. New changing areas will be provided and the existing facilities will be modified.

The project team also includes GLR architects, quantity surveyor Cyril Sweet, structural engineer Furness Partnership and services engineer BSP.