Guy Hollaway Architects has drawn up plans for the world’s first multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone
According to the practice, the scheme in the town’s emerging creative quarter will feature three ‘skate-able floors’ including ‘an international standard bowl floor, a flow park and a street floor’.
Upper levels will be ‘shrouded’ with a metal mesh and left open to the elements. A large industrial lift will run up through the building, making it possible to skate down ramps through to each floor.
The park has been designed ‘to attract both local youth and international competition’ and will be open to skate boarders, BMX, scooters, blades and roller skates.
The project, which will replace a former bingo hall and sits within Terry Farrell’s wider masterplan for Folkestone, will also house a 11m-high climbing wall and a boxing club in the basement.
Due to go out to public consultation this weekend, the scheme is being backed by philanthropist and Saga Holidays boss Roger De Haan.
Plans are expected to be submitted within the next two months.