THE people behind the inflatable water assault course at the Albert Dock will takeover New Brighton's Marine Lake, it has been revealed.

ADV. (Liverpool) Ltd will take on the lease for the lake and associated united at Marine Point from January 1, 2020.

Under agreement with the Council, community and group access to the lake will continue to be facilitated and free access will be maintained for RNLI training.

Plans for the 'new concept in outdoor adventure' include creating a brand new activity centre which will feature wakeboarding, ropes over water course, paddle boarding, a floating obstacle course, open water swimming plus much more.

Cabinet member for culture and tourism cllr Christine Spriggs said: “New Brighton is already an incredibly popular destination and this new attraction is set to give the town yet another boost.

“This is great news to announce during our Borough of Culture year, and the impact of yet more visitors to the resort is sure to have a beneficial effect on the many businesses there.

"This really shows New Brighton and Wirral’s value to the Liverpool City Region’s visitor economy.”

Planning consent will be sought by the company who aim to be working on site installing activities towards a planned opening later in 2020.

Cllr Janette Williamson, cabinet member for finance and resources told the Globe: “A huge amount of hard work has gone into bringing this fantastic new attraction to Wirral and I want to thank the New Brighton Coastal Community Team and council staff for giving the lake a new lease of life.

“I also want to thank Marine Point’s owners Aprirose, who have supported the Council’s efforts to bring the lake back into use.”

ADV. also plan to work with schools and the Council to offer sporting and coaching opportunities to offer enable youngsters the chance to take part in alternative sports.

Director at ADV. Callum Mark added: “We recognised the significant opportunity following the huge investment in New Brighton in recent years and our track record at sites in Liverpool and Scotland shows we can bring another unique and quality attraction to this popular resort.

“We will be introducing distinctive, inclusive and exciting water-based activities back to New Brighton, and we look forward to transforming the currently under-used water body into an exhilarating water sports and leisure hub.

“This is a lease for 25 years which, along with a £475,000 investment by ADV., shows our commitment to New Brighton.”

It is hoped that the new attraction will bring thousands of visitors to New Brighton as well as creating four full time jobs and 20 part-time jobs in its first year.