A dedicated extreme sports store has reopened in a new location after disaster forced it to abandon its former home. 

ATBShop enjoyed its grand opening at its new location in Glenmore Business Park, Westmead, last weekend, with a launch party and giveaway. 

Locals turned out to see the business, which has been running for 23 years, at its new home and for a chance to get their hands on several donated prizes which included complete skateboard and skate decks, scooters, a mountain board, snow equipment and a GoPro camera. 

The event marked the end of a difficult transition period for the store's owners Diana and Stuart Kirk, who were previously operating the shop as well as a skatepark at Hawksworth Trading Estate. 

A leak in the roof and rising business rates meant that the couple were left with no choice but to close the park, donating it to a social enterprise in Salisbury, and move the store elsewhere. 

A spokesperson for ATBShop said: "We have been running 23 years and it’s been one hell of a journey. We’ve had so many adventures.

"Demo days, beach trips, snowboarding holidays, kite surfing in Egypt and of course for the last 11 years we’ve run a very successful skate park and 2 showrooms.

"Sadly, our building needed a new roof which was about £120,000 and with the business rates soaring an extra £17,000 more than the year previous, it was time for us to end that chapter and start a new one.

"Our team riders, Harry Calvert and Anthony Wilson along with our boss Stu Kirk handmade a beautiful new showroom to move into just five minutes away from our old warehouse in two weeks."

The launch party itself was a big success, with Stuart commenting on how well it went.

"We had families travel from as far as Wales, Bath, Bristol, Reading and Stroud.

"We even had customers come down and see us who we hadn't seen in over 15 years.

"All had a lovely time drinking a glass of fizz or beer and snacking on our doughnuts whilst toasting our success.

"Everyone commented on how nice the new showroom looked.

"They loved how we used the old skate park graffiti walls in the shop as a nod to the last 11 fun years at Newcombe Drive where we had the indoor skate park."