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Folkestone’s F51 is world’s first multi-storey skatepark

Mark Moran
08 June 2022
Inside Folkestone`s F51 skatepark (Hollaway Studio)
Folkestone`s F51 skatepark (Hollaway Studio)
Folkestone`s F51 skatepark (Hollaway Studio)


The next time you visit Folkestone seek out a building with a metal façade wrapped around a set of concrete decks. From the outside it could be a car park, but the proportions are wrong. When you check the interior the fact the decks are undulating makes it clear that this is not multi-storey for cars. It is, in fact, a skatepark.

F51 was not supposed to be the world’s first multi-storey skatepark. Commissioned by philanthropist Sir Roger De Haan, the original idea was that it...

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