Selco Builders Warehouse has delivered tonnes of materials to help build the second phase of the country’s only DIY skateboard park to be given formal status.
The builders merchant already donated materials for the first phase of the Birmingham DIY Skate Park, located in Bournbrook Recreation Ground, Selly Oak, last year. Now, the Stirchley branch has delivered additional sand, gravel and cement for a new bank for skaters to practice their jumps on.
Built by volunteers, the park meets stringent European safety standards and has passed Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) inspection. It is the only DIY skate park in the UK to become officially certified and open to the public.
Michael Mushen, branch manager of Selco Stirchley, said: “It’s important for us to work closely with the communities we are based in and we’ve seen what a fantastic project this skateboard park is.
“With fewer places for young people to go, it offers a safe location where they can learn new skills and be part of a community. We’re only too pleased to help them out again by donating materials for the next phase of their build.”