Friday, 25 February 2011

Scooping commences

The digging has begun, and by the time you see this there are even more mounds dug out. These were taken Thursday morning (24.02.11) and the workers are up early and busy.

Moving the soil

Looks fun

Chevy got some footage of it for his documentary...

Monday, 21 February 2011

Build begins

Build has started as planned today. The fencing around the whole area is up... and it's massive!

Dave gets close to the promised land

View from the ring road

View from the other side

Check it out, see how far back it goes!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Update: The park will still be epic

We've all been sweating with panic after the recent update on the project being slapped with a 66K over budget bill, and the possibility of losing the main areas of the park to compensate.

Quick recap: Options we faced were:


Good news though, after a meeting with the skatepark project Committee (Hooked, Rollersnakes, Mode and the Council) we agree that the options that were initially given to us (above) would be a disaster. We agreed that the Council would push for something much closer to our original design that we (all skaters / BMXers / lurkers in Derby) were all happy with.

The news is that we've got what we wanted and we'll only be losing the jump box strip at the bottom. The plan is now this:

A quick bit of fudging to the original visual in Photoshop and the park will look something like this:

All in all amazing news. Even better news, build starts next Monday: 21.02.2011

10 - 12 weeks later... park for Derby! Wooot. Tell all your friends!