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Construction on Southwold Klondyke Skatepark under way after Wheelscape Ltd arrive at the site





A project to build a new concrete skate park in a coastal town is under way.

Fencing has been put up around Southwold Klondyke Skatepark after Wheelscape Ltd arrived on site today to start the construction.

It is expected the build will take six to eight weeks.

Wheelscape Ltd has arrived at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark to begin the project. Picture: Carl Hurr
Wheelscape Ltd has arrived at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark to begin the project. Picture: Carl Hurr
Fencing has been put up at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark, with the project now under way. Picture: Carl Hurr
Fencing has been put up at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark, with the project now under way. Picture: Carl Hurr

Carl Hurr, chairperson of the Klondyke Skatepark project, said: “The Wheelscape team has officially arrived on site today and made a start planning the build, assisting with removing the old mini half pipe and general cleaning of the site.

“We are very excited to see the arrival of the team.”

The project started in 2020, with those behind the scheme fund raising to get the project off the ground, including selling t-shirts.

Wheelscape Ltd has already assisted in removing Southwold Klondyke Skatepark's old mini half pipe.
Wheelscape Ltd has already assisted in removing Southwold Klondyke Skatepark's old mini half pipe.
The build at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark is expected to take six to eight weeks. Picture: Carl Hurr
The build at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark is expected to take six to eight weeks. Picture: Carl Hurr

East Suffolk Council, Reydon Parish Council, Southwold Town Council, Blyth Valley Rotary and Southwold Lions are among the individuals and organisations who have supported the project.

Planning permission for the construction was granted on November 10.

The project will feature a bowl combo with a transitioned street-style area, lumps and bumps and a plaza inspired by the pier.

The Southwold Klondyke Skatepark build is expected to take six to eight weeks. Picture: Carl Hurr
The Southwold Klondyke Skatepark build is expected to take six to eight weeks. Picture: Carl Hurr
The existing half pipe at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark has been removed. Picture: Carl Hurr
The existing half pipe at Southwold Klondyke Skatepark has been removed. Picture: Carl Hurr
Wheelscape Ltd has under taken general clearing of the Southwold Klondyke Skatepark site. Picture: Carl Hurr
Wheelscape Ltd has under taken general clearing of the Southwold Klondyke Skatepark site. Picture: Carl Hurr

It will be built in fully reinforced concrete, with a steel float finish, and be sealed and densified for the coastal environment.