Park Opening Update

admin | August 13, 2009

The park is now in the last stages of construction with work still to be completed on the CCTV and Floodlights. We’ve been informed by Suffolk Coastal District Council that we are waiting for the electrical hook up so the CCTV and Flood lighting can be connected. They are trying their best to hurry this along and have been told this is likely to be done in the next two weeks. This puts the park on schedule still to for the official opening which has been confirmed again by Suffolk Coastal as being on Tuesday 1st of September between 11am and 3pm. However, until the work is finished skatepark will remain a construction site and we urge people for their own safety to be patient and wait for the parks completion before using it. If we receive any more information we will post an update here on the Felixstowe Skatepark website.

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Park Near to Completion

Rosie | August 9, 2009

These photos taken at the end of week 9, show the park nearing its end stages. The benches, main outer surface and flood light posts are in place.

Reports have come in that some people have already skated in the park. Please DO NOT enter the construction site, as it is still very dangerous even if it looks nearly completed, there are heavy machinery and dangerous materials around, which could cause injuries. Breaking the fences to get in is also not acceptable! There is not much longer until the park will be open to the public (beginning of September according to sources from Level Two), so please wait out that little longer and enjoy it safely. Thank you!

Photos by Rosie Graves

Now that looks like a skatepark!

admin | July 28, 2009

I’ve not been in town for two weeks and when I finally got the chance to go and have a look at how the build of the skatepark was going; I could not believe my eyes. I’ve been waiting for this park a long time, and I know people that have been waiting for a skatepark in Felixstowe for over ten years. It’s so nice to see the concrete in the ground; the smooth curves of the transitions and it looks like a park that’s ready to skate!

As with whenever I go to see the park, my camera came with me and below I’ve included some of the best shots I took at the weekend. This includes some photographs of the earth bungs that will help to deaden the noise made on skatepark. I’ve also included a couple of shots to try and show the layout of the park and the equipment.

Photos by James Hume

In Comes the Concrete

Rosie | July 23, 2009

Last week the main structure of the skatepark was beginning to show, but this week at the construction site, the main focus is on the surfaces. The photos below show the workers spraying the concrete to continue to produce the smooth walls, lips and main bowl of the park.

Photos by Rosie Graves

Construction Site Special #1

Rosie | July 18, 2009

On Monday FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk was granted access to the Felixstowe Skatepark construction site on Orwell Green to take some new close up images of the build. I was allowed to walk completely around the main area of the park to be able to get some great images that display just how much progress has been made in only 7 weeks.

The first few photos below are some wide shot images at different positions around the main area showing the development of the entire sunken concrete structure. Next are wide shots next to close up images of the ledges and ramps from a range of angles around the site to display the location with a more detailed view.

After the long shoot around the construction site, I was able to talk to some of the construction workers who confirmed to FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk that the park should be finished in roughly 3 weeks time! So it’s great news that hopefully in August we will finally be able to enjoy the completed skatepark.

Each week leading up to the completion we will enter the site and take more close up photos in our Construction Site Specials to record the last stages of the build, so stay tuned!

Photos by Rosie Graves

Beginning of Week 7

Rosie | July 14, 2009

Time has gone by fast since our photos at the end of May in the very first week of the build. It’s now mid July and, as the photos below show, the constructors are significantly making way into the final skatepark design. At this stage it is even clear to see the shape of the ramps that are being prepared to be sprayed with concrete.

Check back here later this week to see close up shots from within the construction site itself, here at FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk.

Photos by Rosie Graves

Skatepark Taking Shape

admin | July 2, 2009

Sorry its been a while, as you can see from the photos below, the skatepark is coming along nicely. The shape of the park is very to clear to see now, with the earth work done for the bowls and ramps. Also the work is well underway on creating the earth bungs that will surround the park to minimise the noise pollution from the park to the nearby houses.

Progress in the Third Week

Rosie | June 10, 2009

As mentioned in the last post, we are hoping to bring you photos each week to show the progress of the new skatepark. Although the weather isn’t quite as nice as the week before, the photos below, taken on Monday 8th June, begin to show the development of the sunken structure taking place.

Photos by Rosie Graves

Second Week of the Build

Rosie | June 2, 2009

Here at FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk we aim to keep you as up to date as possible with the new skatepark’s construction taking place on the Orwell Green field. To do this every week we will be posting new photos of the site to show the improvements and progress so far. Take a look at the photos below taken on Sunday 31st May.

Photos courtesy of Rosie Graves and James Hume

Work Begins on Felixstowe Skatepark

admin | May 27, 2009

After years of fundraising and hard work by many people, the building work has began on Felixstowe Skatepark. The area where the skatepark is to be built on Orwell Green has been fenced off near Morrisons supermarket and Christ Church. Lots of ground work has been happening on the site including the removal of large amounts of top soil for the £180,000 skatepark’s sunken design. The contract was awarded by Suffolk Coastal District Council to Bendcrete Ltd to build the skatepark, who also built Woodbridge skatepark last year.

Thanks to Rosie Graves for the photos of the current work included in this post.