Skaters who use the Southbank Centre's site are refusing to look at the plans for its redevelopment. Speaking to the Evening Standard, a spokesman for campaign group 'Long Live Southbank' said:
"The conversation has always been about the preservation of the undercroft and that is a conservation they're refusing to have. Any conversation about Hungerford Bridge is a distraction from the real issue."
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