Photo call at The Shed yesterday as officials gather to celebrate funding to the tune of £246,000. Picture: Tony Jones.

Staff and users of The Shed skate park in King’s Lynn are celebrating funding of more than £246,000.

The money will mean much-needed improvements can be made to the building on the Lynnsport site.

Work will start in October and should be completed next January. Action will be taken to solve the ongoing issue of condensation in the building and  a mezzanine floor will be installed to create space for a range of sporting activities.

There will also be classrooms, viewing areas, an after-school club, cafe and a shop.

Peter Lemon, chairman of Alive Leisure, said everyone was thrilled to have secured £246,350.

Sport England has contributed the bulk of the money with £123,170 through its Inspired Facilities grants. Other main contributions are from landfill company WREN with £50,000 and West Norfolk Council, £70,000.

Mr Lemon said the improvements would allow more reliable opening hours and the chance to do more to encourage people to take up skateboarding, skating and BMX riding.

“We are now looking forward to getting the work under way,” he said.

Sport England property director Charles Johnston, said the Inspired Facilities Fund has helped more than 1,920 projects improve their facilities.

“It’s great to see The Shed skate park join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund,” he said.

Kerry Talbot, WREN’s grant manager for the area, said it was pleased the money would help to provide a “fantastic facility”.

Borough council cabinet member Elizabeth Nockolds, added: “It is important that Alive Leisure has the right facilities for a range of activities to people of all ages and abilities to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.”