The specialist team that built the London 2012 Olympic BMX track has been commissioned to build the new Newhaven skatepark and pumptrack.
Clark & Kent Contractors has a worldwide reputation in the world of BMX and are now bringing their unrivalled experience and expertise to Newhaven.
Funded by Newhaven Town Council and Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy monies from Lewes District Council, construction of the facilities will begin in April with completion scheduled in the summer.
Jeremy Donaldson and Kent Bridgett from Clark & Kent were in town recently with riders to carry out a workshop looking at design ideas for the project.
Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said:
“What a fantastic message this sends out to have arguably the best BMX track designers and builders in the world in Newhaven, helping to create a venue that will attract riders from far and wide.
“We’ve previously carried out a consultation with the local community and the feedback from that has been fed into the design process.”
Reflecting the council’s commitment to the national ‘Refill’ campaign, the new facility will also have a water fountain installed to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.
Councillor Smith added:
“I’d like to thank Newhaven Town Council for their joint support on this project and the local people who attended the workshop and shared their great ideas with the team from Clark & Kent.”
Further information on the project can be found at www.newhavenskateparkpumptrack.org