The LLSB Guide To Saving A Skate Spot: The Interviews

The Long Live Southbank Guide To Saving A Skate Spot Following on from the Kingpin Magazine article where LLSB give an insight into how to save your skate spot and run a successful campaign, here we publish our conversations with other campaigning groups we have worked with: Black Blocks in Atlanta, Drug Store in Norwich, Chopper […]

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'LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK: An Exploration into the Skateboard Community’s Relevance to Public Space Governance in London' by Stuart Maclure

‘LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK: An Exploration into the Skateboard Community’s Relevance to Public Space Governance in London’ by Stuart Maclure, 2016.   Over the past 3 years Southbank and LLSB have featured in numerous student essays and dissertations across the UK and around the globe. We’re stoked to read how an inspired generation wants to make […]

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LLSB: Southbank Undercroft ~ Proposal for Restoration of Original Design and Vision

LLSB: Southbank Undercroft ~ Proposal for Restoration of Original Design and Vision To download your copy, please click the link below: SOUTHBANK UNDERCROFT ~ Proposal for Restoration of Original Design and Vision Last September, when we signed the agreement with the Southbank Centre protecting our skate spot in the long term, we were quite rightly […]

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Hankering and Hypocrisy – The Hungerford Bridge Story

Iain Borden was recently interviewed in FakieHillBomb, where he made several comments regarding Southbank skate spot and we the community, so we thought we’d clear a few things up. Objection to destruction delivery day 2014 – Image by Sophia Bennett   Firstly, we want to clarify that Professor Iain Borden was never part of the […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Lambeth Council upholds Southbank Undercroft as Asset of Community Value

On the 28th February Lambeth Council said it “confirmed it is upholding the decision to list the Undercroft at Southbank Centre as an Asset of Community Value. Southbank Centre appealed the listing, granted in July 2013, but following an internal review, Lambeth Council’s decision stands”. The decision comes despite the Southbank Centre’s QC turning up […]

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LLSB at the Architecture Foundation

  Last month, LLSB were invited to take part in a talk and discussion at the Architecture Foundation as part of their Culture + Commerce: Designs for a Different City series. “Launched in part in response to the controversy surrounding the removal of the skate park from the Southbank undercroft, and the increasing elision of […]

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Preservation, not relocation

This morning the Southbank Centre issued a statement revealing their proposed plans to replace the undercroft skateboard, BMX and street arts space located underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall with a new location underneath the Hungerford Bridge – a scheme that did not feature in their original proposals and is subject to a separate planning application. These […]

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EVENING STANDARD: SOUTHBANK SKATE PARK GIVEN NEW HOPE OF REPRIEVE

Controversial plans to convert a concrete space under the Southbank Centre known as the birthplace of British skateboarding into a new arts and events venue have received a setback. Campaigners trying to preserve the graffiti-daubed undercroft, used by skateboarders and BMX bikers since the Seventies, have won their bid to get Lambeth Council to list […]

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