Southbank Centre (SC) and Long Live Southbank (LLSB) have launched a £790,000 joint crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds to enable the restoration of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Undercroft for skateboarding, graffiti and a new learning and creative space for children and young people.
The plans drawn up by FCBStudios, and approved by Lambeth Council, reconfigure the existing Undercroft to allow for an extension of the internationally renowned skate space and restoration of some original 1960s banks and concrete paving. The development will also see the creation of a new learning and education space, organised by the Southbank Centre, to deliver its vision for even greater provision of educational arts and culture facilities for young people.
FCBStudios architect Chris Allen said: “We look forward to continuing our collaborative design work with LLSB and Southbank Centre in the delivery of this project which enhances the skating environment and provides great new cultural space for the diverse local community”
The fundraising campaign will feature a host of special events and collaborations and seeks to raise money from supporters for the opening of the space, scheduled for early 2018. To support this campaign and receive exclusive fundraiser rewards visit the crowdfunding page.
The FCBStudios’ designed refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery - so they can be better used for Southbank Centre’s annual programme, and festivals - is currently on site.