Practice sees off competition from 42 Architects and Rich Architecture to design skate park that forms part of Southbank Centre redevelopment

SNE Architects has been appointed to redesign the skate park at the Southbank centre as part of a controversial redevelopment.

The redevelopment of the Southbank Centre is being designed by architect Fielden Clegg Bradley but has proved controversial with local skateboarders who objected to the plans to relocate the current skate park.

In July, the Southbank centre paused the planning application process while it reviewed the overall design, a response, in part, to the campaigning of skateboarders.

SNE’s design was praised by the selection panel for its high-level design ideas. The new park under the Hungerford Bridge will be 10% larger than the current skate park.

It saw off competition from 42 Architects and Rich Architecture to win the job.

Søren Nordal Enevoldsen, founder of SNE Architects, said he was “delighted” to be selected.  

He added: “The area under Hungerford Bridge has huge potential to become a fantastic skateable site and I look forward to working with the project team and other skaters and urban artists on the plans.”

The final scheme is scheduled to be submitted for planning permission in early 2014.