The Southbank’s Skatepark To Be Replaced By Retail Units
A boy shelters from the rain in the South Bank skatepark on April 18, 2013 in London, England. Plans are underway to refurbish the Festival Wing, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery complex, including the ‘Undercroft’, which would be replaced with new arts venues and retail outlets.
The skate park, hailed as the birthplace of British skateboarding is to be moved to nearby Hungerford bridge, which has caused anger amongst the skateboarding and bmxing community.
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