As of March, construction is now underway and we hope to have a large section of the old Southbank reopen and ready to skate by mid to late July 2019. A small section of the current skate spot will be closed off for some periods., however the majority will be open as normal. Of course we are absolutely elated and would like to thank every single person who’s helped us raise over £1m and get to this position. We will post regular updates of the build on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and also via our newsletter. Stay tuned, good news and good times are incoming!
After a great deal of hard work by all, our technical designs have been finalised and Lambeth have given planning consent for the restoration. Drawn by the pioneering Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the plans will restore iconic parts of the Undercroft including the much loved little banks and timber ledges, legendary in skateboarding history but closed off for more than a decade.
Giving over 400m2 new space for skating, BMXing and Graffiti writing, the restoration would give a much needed increase in free creative space on the South Bank of the Thames.
Long Live Southbank (LLSB) is a non profit enterprise, not a registered charity, although we are in the process of gaining CIC status. The company will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the project goes ahead as intended and that all donations go towards the intended purpose. The intended purpose is that part of the Southbank Undercroft is restored as far as possible to its original design, and a further section of this space is transformed into a Schools and Young People’s HQ. We are also committed to exploring the possibility of restoring the Undercroft in its entirety at a later date in the medium to long term, and this may be the subject of a separate fundraising campaign.
If more than the required total for the projects restoration and construction works is raised then LLSB reserves the right to use such surplus monies for reasonable related purposes, including to further the prospects of a complete restoration of the Undercroft. Any surplus funds could also be used to further community work not only in relation to skateboard campaigns but community causes in London or elsewhere more generally. If less than the required money is raised then Long Live Southbank will go to every length possible to ensure that the project can still be completed. Long Live Southbank cannot commit to refunding donors but will ensure that money is used in a reasonable manner towards community projects, particularly in relation to skateboard campaigns or causes. Any donations given to LLSB are assumed to be given on the above basis.
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