Plans for a new urban sports centre in Folkestone have been unanimously approved by the council.
Believed to be the first of its kind in the world, the state of the art centre will include an indoor multi-storey skate park, accommodating skateboarding and scootering at beginner, intermediate and competition levels, together with cutting edge facilities for climbing, bouldering and boxing, including a potential new home for Folkestone Amateur Boxing Club.
Inside the building there will be a rooftop function room with views out to the harbour and an indoor café.
The Charitable Trust have previously supported other major sports and recreation projects; including Three Hills Sports Park and the setting up of the Shepway Sports Trust, who will be based in the new centre.
The trustees [of RDHCT] believe it will provide another exciting and innovative opportunity for sport engagement in the district.
Local people will be able to use the facilities at special prices and full wi-fi connectivity will enable the urban sports park to transmit skating competitions.