After a tough couple of years for the Undercover Skatepark Project trying to secure a location in the city they've made some pretty big leaps forward, and now they are very pleased to announce that the USP have taken over the old Sainsburys building at the top of Commercial Road in the city centre.
Local skateboarder and founder of the Undercover Skatepark Project, Jake Skinner has been working closely with Portsmouth City Council to find the ideal location and now that they're over that hurdle it's now time to get to work on the huge task of fundraising and turning a dream in to reality.
The chance to create an indoor facility for skateboarders and other roller sports will be an incredible thing for not just the city but the whole of the South, as there isn't access to anything like this in the surrounding area for children and adults alike to have access to in their local community.
USP now have the keys for the building and groups of volunteers are helping Jake to clear out the remaining supermarket fittings and prepare the space for the next phase of the project, and it's really exciting to see how quickly things have been moving thanks to all of the hard work of the team.
If you would like to donate and help get this up and running as soon as we can then just click HERE to head through to the USP's Go Fund Me page. And be sure to head below to hear about the project from Jake himself. You can also help support by purchasing the USP products with profits going towards the USP fund. Available at Bored of Southsea or direct from Undercover Skatepark Project.