London's Southbank Centre skatepark has been a favorite destination of legends like Chewie Cannon, Benny Fairfax, Joey Pressey, and Tony Hawk. As plans of constructing The Festival Wing are now in progress, a relocation of the famed park has been proposed—not in the favor of many old-time users of the park. The Festival Wing is said to become a "world-class cultural centre for the 21st century" by refurbishing existing 1960s buildings to create commercial, gallery, performance, and activity spaces in a project estimated to cost £120 million.
The construction of a nearby skatepark has been proposed, but responses have expressed that this is not the same. The new area is to be located on the riverside as a space for skateboarders, BMX riders, and graffiti artists, made visible to the public from Queen's Walk. In order to try to reverse these plans of relocation, Duncan Pierce and his girlfriend have set up a Facebook Page and are collecting signatures in opposition. Join in to save an important part of skate culture.
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