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Initial skatepark designers appointed and set for island visit

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Jersey Sport and the States of Jersey are pleased to confirm skatepark architecture specialist Glifberg-Lykke has been appointed to scope out early-stage designs for a new skatepark for the island.

Representatives from the Danish company will be in Jersey next week to visit potential venues and to hear views from local skateboarders, BMXers and scooter riders.

Two public consultation events, open to everyone in the island, will be held as follows:

• St James School – Monday 10th September (6-8.30pm) – Workshop and presentation
• St James Church Centre – Tuesday 11th September (12-2pm) – Drop in Session

Glifberg-Lykke, who have worked on projects in countries across Europe, will then draft initial conceptual designs to kick-start the next stage of the project and set the scene for raising funds.

“The Jersey Skateparks Association is delighted to have been part of the process in the choice to appoint Glifberg-Lykke in the design stage of our future park,” said Karl Payne, Chairman of the JSA.

“It is excellent to know that some of the best designers of skateparks in the world are involved at this stage. It will be an amazing space for all to enjoy.”

The Jersey Skateparks Association was formed earlier this year to promote extreme sports, to help drive forward the skatepark project and feed into the design work.

“The appointment of Glifberg-Lykke is a key moment in this process to provide a quality, modern and much-needed new skatepark in Jersey,” said Senator Steve Pallett, Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.

“The initial designs will give a clearer picture to all islanders of what could be achieved in the potential locations and help everyone visualise what’s achievable as we begin to consider the fundraising element of the project.”

Rune Glifberg from Glifberg-Lykke added: “We are super excited to be working on this great project in Jersey and feel our expertise will be well implemented into the skatepark project. We very much look forward to meeting the skateboarders and rider community of Jersey next week at our open sessions and to hearing your views to help us design a great new skatepark.”

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