Xtreme Karting, who run Scotland's only 5 star Karting Centre in Larbert, Falkirk, have been granted permission from Edinburgh Council to open a new Indoor Karting Centre at Newbridge, Edinburgh.
| Work will get underway transforming the industrial building, which has lain empty since its construction 10 years ago within the next month, with the centre expected to open late 2010.
In addition to our existing centre in Larbert, Falkirk, the new location at Newbridge, Edinburgh will be perfectly positioned for the population of Edinburgh and across the central belt of Scotland. With excellent transport links from Edinburgh, and across the Central Belt / Fife (with both the M9 and M8 easily accessible) - its a fantastic location!
Situated in a 42,000 sq foot unit, the new indoor centre will be built to 5 star standards with customer facilities incorporating a comfortable viewing lounge / reception area, briefing and meeting rooms, trackside viewing area, 1st floor viewing area as well as toilets / offices and a mechanics area.
Obviously we will be keeping most of the 42,000 sq ft to provide a professionally designed track! With a wide track to encourage overtaking, long straights and technical corners to provide an experience to remember for both beginners and experts!
We will be using race tuned Rimo Evo karts, as used in the Schumacher Kartcenter in Germany, to provide a race experience far superior to other karts. With their tuned engines, all round protection system and finely balanced chassis, customers will understand why Michael Shumacher, F1 World Champion, selected these karts for his centres!
We will aim to provide an adrenaline packed but safe experience, with safety measures intrinsically designed from the start to ensure the safety of the customers and staff!
Xtreme Karting is proud to operate Scotlands FIRST and ONLY 5 Star Karting Centre at Larbert, and with over 86% of race event feedback "excellent", our customers agree!
We will endeavour to ensure the experience at Edinburgh will be every bit as good!
Xtreme Karting is celebrating its sixth year of successful trading this month. Established by local entrepreneurs Barrie and Scott Henderson in 2004, Xtreme Karting has been a resounding success, winning numerous accolades since opening including the Falkirk Herald’s Outstanding Achievement Award and Best Business (under 25 employees) in November 2008. Xtreme Karting was awarded the highly coveted VisitScotland 5 star award in 2009, the award is held by only 97 attractions in the whole of Scotland!
Barrie Henderson, founder and managing director of Xtreme Karting said: “We were delighted to be granted permission to expand our company into Edinburgh, and see Newbridge as the perfect location for a new Indoor Karting centre. It has a fantastic catchment area and transport links from both Edinburgh as well as the whole of the Central Belt of Scotland”
“We take a lot of pride in being the only karting centre in Scotland to achieve the five star status, and we will be aiming to ensure the new facility meets the same high standards!”
More details coming shortly!
Xtreme Karting is now looking to recruit new staff members, including a mix of managerial / reception / track and mechanic positions for the new centre and also to backfill vacancies in Larbert (staff transferring to Edinburgh) - Click here for Staff Recruitment !