The Rom

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The Rom
Location Hornchurch
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Area 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft)
Built 1978
Architect Adrian Rolt
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: The Rom Skatepark
Designated 11 September 2014
Reference no. 1419328[1]

The Rom is a Grade II listed skatepark in Hornchurch, East London, England. Built in 1978, and designed by Adrian Rolt of G-Force, it is the most completely preserved purpose-built skatepark in England. It is the first skatepark in Europe to achieve listed status and the second such structure worldwide.

History

It was built and opened in August 1978 and is named after the adjacent River Rom. It was designed by Adrian Rolt of G-Force.[1][2] Rolt is considered the leading skatepark designer of the 1970s. In 2014 it was given Grade II listed status becoming only the second skateboard park in the world to achieve preservation status after the Bro Bowl in Tampa, Florida.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Layout

The skatepark occupies an area of 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft). The central 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) is surfaced in Shotcrete pressurised concrete.[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Historic England. "The Rom Skatepark (1419328)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Rom, Hornchurch, becomes first skatepark in Europe to get listed status". the Guardian. Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Hornchurch's 1970s Rom skatepark given Grade II listed status". The Independent. Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "BBC News - London Rom skatepark given listed status". BBC News. Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "1970s skatepark deemed a cultural gem given listed status". Telegraph.co.uk. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "British skatepark becomes first in Europe to get heritage status". ITV News. Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Why has English Heritage listed a skatepark?". Retrieved 29 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Stott, Rory. "‘The Rom’ Becomes Europe’s First Listed Skatepark" 29 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Oct 2014.

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