New London Architecture

Southbank Undercroft Skate Space

Built

The Southbank Centre Skate project focuses on the Undercroft area of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, aiming to sensitively restore the skaters’ space
NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

Highly commended in the COMMUNITY PRIZE and shortlisted in the EXPERIENCING CULTURE category 
The South Bank Undercroft has been continuously used by skateboarders since the 1970s and is considered the home of British skateboarding. Sections were closed in 2005 due to renovation and maintenance works. The local community approached Southbank Centre in 2013 forming a partnership to fund and reopen the area. The project has extended the Undercroft, restoring original architectural features including Southbank’s Little Banks, the wooden ledge, and a large area of flatground. New interventions include a new modular jersey barrier, skateable walls and pavement light panels.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

Lambeth

Size

426 sq m

Estimated completion

June 2019


Location

Unnamed Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XX, UK


Team Credits

Structural Engineer

Arup

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

Max Fordham

Planning Consultant

Quod

Project Manager

Long Live Southbank, Southbank Centre

Cost Consultant

Core Five LLP

Contractor

Henny Ltd


Last updated on

16/09/2020


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