The south section of the Level, scheduled to open in July, is already promising to exceed expectations in attractiveness and play facilites. It suggests that the decision to move the skate-park to the north field will be seen to have been fully vindicated notwithstanding strong opposition. Leaving it in the south would have resulted in a cramped, unbalanced design. Set against the overall benefits the loss of less than a quarter of the north field to a landscaped skate-park pales into insignificance.
An official celebration opening ceremony is scheduled for September.