Guy Holloway reveals architectural first with multi-level skate hub and sports facility

by Kate Corney | 13 May 2015

Guy Hollaway architects have revealed plans for a unique, multi-level skate park to draw international skaters and spectators to Folkestone, UK.

The plans outline a 1,000sq m (10,700sq ft) three-storey skate park for the seaside town in the south east of England, the first multi-story facility of its kind.

The sports park will also host a variety of popular urban sports including skateboarding, BMX-ing, rollerblading and scootering, with additional trial cycling facilities, a climbing wall and a boxing club.

It will serve as a national and international attraction, besides offering access to young people involved in the popular local skate and BMX scene.

The site is on an old bingo hall which lies near the planned wider regeneration of Folkestone. Nearby is the creative quarter, home to other architecturally significant projects, such as the recently completed performing arts centre, ‘Quarterhouse’ and ‘The Workshop’.

Commissioned by Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, the scheme by Guy Hollaway architects will go out to public consultation locally on May 15 and 16 as part of a process that will lead to a formal planning application.

Chair of Folkestone Youth Project, Damian Collins, said: “The proposals outlined here would bring provision for young people in Folkestone to a new level, and would help to establish permanent amenities that would be the envy of any town in the south east.”

Guy Hollaway architects have revealed plans for a unique, multi-level skate park to draw international skaters and spectators to Folkestone, UK. The plans outline a 1,000sq m (10,700sq ft) three-storey skate park for the seaside town in the south east of England, the first multi-story facility of its kind. The sports park will also host a variety of popular urban sports including skateboarding, BMX-ing, rollerblading and scootering, with additional trial
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