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Kent members offered tour of new urban sports park build

8 March 2019

Members in the Kent area will have the chance to view the construction of the world’s first multi-storey urban sports park.

Currently being built in the heart of Folkestone by Jenner, a privately owned regional chartered building company, the facility will provide the opportunity to participate in many different sports including skating, boxing, climbing and bouldering.

Each floor of the facility will be distinctive, offering a unique experience for visitors. The centre will include nearly 600 sq m of climbable spaces and the ground floor will host a competition sized boxing ring.

The urban sports park will be managed by Shepway Sports Trust (SST), a Folkestone-based independent charity established to encourage participation and excellence in sport.

The scheme has been designed by Guy Hollaway Architects and will be delivered using various construction techniques including timber and concrete surfaces for the skate floors, combining the need for durability and flexibility to modify and upgrade as skating trends evolve.

The building is set for completion in summer 2019. The site visit takes place on March 26. To book, email blawrence@ciob.org.uk

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