BUILDING work has begun on a £100,000 transformation of a skate park in Crewe.
The project at the King George V Playing Fields in Coppenhall Lane will see a playground created which will include state-of-the-art facilities as well as self-closing gates. It will be surrounded by dog-proof railings.
The existing skate park at the site will also be extended to include a floodlit outdoor ball court for older children living in the area.
The scheme comes on top of a £250,000 regeneration of nearby Tipkinder Park featuring an 'extreme' skate park.
The King George project has been part funded by a Landfill Tax Credit grant of £20,000 from landfill operator Waste Recycling Group Ltd.
Borough council portfolio holder for resources, Cllr Maurice Jones said 'I am delighted that these works are now underway. The play value will be vastly improved on what was there before.
'I am sure this will provide excellent facilities for young people in time for the summer holidays, and years to come'.
Developer Bellway Homes is also planning to build a £100,000 skate park as part of a new housing development at the P-Way site off Gresty Road in Crewe.