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Moor Park skate park set to become reality as UK specialists Freestyle awarded £320,000 contract

Posted on - 8th December, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Parks, Preston Council, Preston News
One of Freestyle's previous skate parks

One of Freestyle’s previous skate parks

One of the leading skate park construction firms in the UK has been selected to build the Moor Park skate park.

Preston City Council is due to award Freestyle a £320.000 contract to create “establish Preston as a regional centre of excellence for skateboarding”.

The skate park is part of a wider £2.3 million restoration and upgrade of Moor Park which is grade II listed.

Heritage Lottery Fund cash is being ploughed into the park which is the largest in the city.

Artist impression of the Moor Park skate park

Artist impression of the Moor Park skate park

A report to the city council outlines how the Freestyle group are to create a state of the art place for skateboarding in Preston and beyond.

Freestyle, based in Brighton, have constructed skate parks in more than 30 places across the UK – including Manchester.

Preston Skatepark Project has been working with the city council on the proposals and have been lobbying for a skating facility in Preston for more than 12 years.

The full report is available to view on the city council website and Freestyle are expected to be confirmed as being awarded the contract at a full meeting of the city council on Thursday.

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