• 11 May 2021

Climbing Centre update – confirmed partners, a NEW NAME & employment opportunities!

Climbing Centre update – confirmed partners, a NEW NAME & employment opportunities!

Climbing Centre update – confirmed partners, a NEW NAME & employment opportunities! 1024 512 Westmead

It is with great delight that we would like to formally announce that The Climbing Academy (TCA) will be running our new climbing centre in Chippenham. TCA is an exceptional operator of climbing centres with 4 walls in Bristol and Glasgow, offering the very best bouldering and roped climbing facilities and courses for climbers of all abilities.

TCA has advised and worked with the design team on the climbing centre aspect of the project and will be running the whole centre, including management of the café and skate park.

We would also like to jointly announce that the winner of the TCA competition to name the new climbing centre is Karen Jones, with her entry – The Arc. Karen took inspiration from the location, noting that Arc came from Avon River climbing.

Photo features from L to R – Nina Gizzie (TCA Operations Manager), Sam Mitchell (TCA Chief Instructor), Karen Jones (competition winner) and Geraldine McKibben (Trustee for Chippenham Borough Lands Charity)

The Arc is due to open in Spring 2022 and will be the fifth climbing centre run by TCA and its 3rd based in South West England.

Helen Cassidy, TCA Marketing Manager, said,

“With almost 200 entries to the competition from local residents, schools and climbers from further afield, the judging process was extremely difficult. The standard of entries was very high with so many creative, thoughtful and clever ideas. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. We are very excited to be able to offer great climbing opportunities in Chippenham and to get to know new climbers from the local area.”

Phil Tansley, CEO, Chippenham Borough Lands Charity said,

“It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that The Climbing Academy will be running our new climbing centre, café and managing the skate park. We are delighted that it’s a Chippenham resident who has won the competition and look forward to the centre opening early next year.”

Finally, TCA has some very exciting employment opportunities available – including jobs at The Arc in Chippenham.

They are looking for new staff to work in roles such as Operations Managers, a Head Setter, Instructing Managers, a Cafe Manager and Senior Duty Managers. If you’re interested in working for an expanding company within the climbing wall industry check out the TCA website – https://www.theclimbingacademy.com/careers.