SOUTHBANK SKATE PARK PLANS REVEALED

Southbank Skate Park Plans Revealed
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SOUTHBANK SKATE PARK PLANS REVEALED



Written by Aisha Nozari
09 Monday 09th September 2013

The plans to develop the current undercroft into shops and restaurants as part of a £120 million redevelopment were met with opposition by the skateboarders, who formed the group Long Live Southbank and gained over 40,000 signatures on a petition to save the area.

However, the Southbank Centre believe the new space, which is 10% larger and 120 metres further up the river, has lots of potential – and they could spend up to £1 million on the construction of the space, if the skaters agree.

The Southbank’s artistic director, Jude Kelly, had the following to say:

"We want skating and other urban arts to continue to flourish at Southbank Centre and we hope these proposals show we're committed to a permanent riverside skate site right next to the Royal Festival Hall." She added that the current designs are "not set in stone" because "community sites like these are enormously enhanced by organic development through the use and input of the users themselves."

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