Family company build luxury pods for the first artificial surf park

Family company build luxury pods for the first artificial surf park

Armadilla, which makes eco-friendly spaces for outdoor living and work, is building luxury holiday flats for Wavegarden Scotland, the first inland surf destination chosen by the local authority, in a deal worth about £1.75 million.

Archie Hunter, chief executive of Armadilla, says: "A number of factors attracted Wavegarden Scotland to working with us to provide luxury self-catering accommodation at its unique facility in Ratho which is sure to attract visitors from far and wide.

This is happening because Armadillo is aiming for annual turnover of around £5m for the next two to three years, compared with pre-pandemic levels of around £2m.

Armadilla, a Scottish company based in Midlothian, began manufacturing and delivering luxury pods to hotels and hotel groups over a decade ago.

The company has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for its innovation achievements.

Full-scale construction on Wavehold Scotland's £55million leisure and recreation complex in Ratho, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, commenced last month.

Andy Hadden, founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd., which produces Wavegarden Scotland, said: "Armadilla is a market leading brand, offering world class, environmentally friendly luxury accommodation. As we create Scotland's newest leisure and staycation facility, it's important that we work with dynamic local businesses, so we are thrilled to be Armadilla's flagship project for Scotland."