Work on a Roll for New Year Opening at City Skate Park

Posted on 6th December 2010

Former warehousing premises in the heart of Preston city centre is to be given a new lease of life as a city skate park and indoor youth hub with fit our works already well underway.

The 15,000 sq ft premises located on School Street, off Bow Lane and just off Ringway, is due to open early in the New Year as a new skate park including a café, an indoor sports shop and facilities for local bands to perform. The property has been leased to Northern Extreme Parks for a term of 10 years at an undisclosed sum from landlords Herbygreen Properties Ltd. Robert Pinkus & Co. acted on behalf of the Landlord.

The £140,000 facility will include a variety of ramps for skateboarders, BMX bikers and in-line skaters. Initial internal demolition work is now complete and building contractors are due on site this week. Developers behind the park are also hoping to link up with local charities, youth groups and youth workers who may want to use the venue when the park is not running and also hope to introduce a lounge and café for parents and a ‘pro-lounge’ to encourage corporate use of the available space.

Northern Extreme Parks will operate as a charitable company and have so far managed to raise £100,000 of the £140,000 needed through grant cash and pledges and are appealing to any businesses and community groups that might be able to help raise the rest of the cash. For further information please contact Mark Harrison at Robert Pinkus & Co. on 01772 769000 or for sponsorship opportunities and to find out how you can get involved, Mr Cowgill on 0788 9901 684.

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