Friday, December 2, 2011

Bolly Latest - Cash In, Tenders Out

The lottery changing spaces awards has granted Bolly skatepark the final £40k for the project. So barring any major catastrophies the project will 100% go ahead! Other news is that the tenders for the builders is out and a company should be awarded the contract in the early new year! So build in the first half of 2012. We understand that the project group will have some open meetings with users in the new year. Watch this space for more news.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Adlington road - planning granted!

After almost 6 months waiting, Cheshire east panning department recently granted planning approval to replace the scratchy skate park at Adlington road with a 200m2 spray concrete facility! The next step for the group leading the project is to tender for design/build companies, so expect some public consultations on designs soon. Watch this space....

Monday, April 25, 2011

Congleton Road Jumps - RIP

Huge bad news. We're gutted for everyone who put in the time building and tending these jumps. We'll try and find out why and by who this decision was taken and post it up here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bollington - Planning application in!

To cut a long story short, the regeneration project for Bollington Skate Park at Adlington Road had a little difficulty at the start of the year, with the council planning department deeming that planning approval for the project would be needed after all. So after some frantic hasseling of some of the design companies, the project team last week submitted the most suitable design for planning approval. The decision should take a couple of months. The pics above are the design that was submitted, inspired by Jago's drainage ditch idea. Its 206m2, basically the same size as the tarmaced area that is there at the moment, its bund by a grass bank all the way round and should be good for 1-2 riders at a time. Perfect!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weston - Final design

A little bit of last minute tinkering has seen the grind bars removed and a wave and pump bump take their places. Looking good. We'll let you know when the build is scheduled. Well done to all involved!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Weston - check out the design!

Any comments? - then get to the meeting with Wheelscape!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weston- See the design and speak to the builders!

Message from Groundwork....

Jeremy from Wheelscape will be at the Calvary Church next Tues (15th) 6pm-7pm to exhibit and discuss the final designs for the skate/BMX facility which is to be built on the Recreation Field in May/June. This event is open to all. The 2 previous design consultation sessions (9th and 15th Feb) have informed the design and this is a chance for residents and agencies to view the plans and ask questions of the architect.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bollington Latest

Following the boost given to the project by the £30k support from Wren its been full steam ahead. A recent topographical survey has scoped out the lay of the land and we shall soon see some early designs from some of the design and build companies. Here's a pic of the recent site visit by Gravity skateparks with Jago, Gav and Ken Edwards.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Western - Flyer

Weston latest - consultation dates

Message from wheelscape:

Good Afternoon Everyone! Wheelscape Skateparks are excited to get involved with with this project. We're commited to a successful community consultation process and encouraging the wider community to embrace the project as this is key to the long-term success of the facility.

Our portfolio of work available on our website's 'skatepark gallery',

Key dates:-
9th February at 6pm, Residential Consultaion.
15th February at 6pm, Core Users Design Workshop.
15th March at 6pm, Presentaion of Final Design to Users and Residents.

Locations to be confirmed.
Kind Regards Maximilian FyfeWheelscape Skateparks

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Whaley bridge - new park

Great news for the Whaley bridge scene. A application for £50k has got through the first stage of funding.. We dont have many details but we'll try and bring you more info when we get it.

Bollington - wins £30k!!!

Amazing news! The scheme to redevelop the Adlington road skate area received a massive boost at Xmas with Wren awarding finding to the project! More good news came with the additional news that the scheme had moved through to the next round of lottery community spaces for an additional £35k!!! The next steps are to get some designs together and make sure that the application wins the additional funding! More info soon!!

Weston skate park

Latest news is that Wheelscape (the team that brought you Southpark and Poynton) have won the tender for the Weston. Word is that they are working bmx friendly designs at the moment. Look out for consultation opportunities probably around the fermain youth center over the next few weeks.