Hong Kong Island's youth basketball and soccer centre, Southorn Playground in Wan Chai, may receive a facelift. Two British experts will present a redesign proposal tomorrow. British urban regeneration specialist Fred Manson and designer Thomas Heatherwick want to use public art to enhance the public recreation area. Regular users of the playground, who play basketball and soccer there, need not fear. The designers have promised to keep the four concrete courts and the main soccer area. They say none of the facilities will be reduced in size, and they intend to create a 'special and clear identity'. 'We encourage those youth who play basketball and soccer there to come and listen to the proposal [at 8pm] on Saturday,' said Ann Wong of the British Council, which has collaborated with Wanchai District Council and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to bring in the experts. 'They may have valuable comments to make that could influence the new design. We are still in the brainstorming phase.' At the event tomorrow, which will be held at the playground, the public will be able to express their views in either Chinese or English. A night bazaar, a tribute to Wanchai's colourful historic past, will run alongside traditional snacks stalls and street performances. 'The main idea is to make the playground more accessible, safer, more user-friendly and transparent,' said Ms Wong. Mr Manson and Mr Heatherwick discovered that most people only use the space during special events, and only 13 per cent of the playground users actively participate in sports. The best aspect of the playground for most people is that it is local. But most people would simply like more green space, and research found that the playground does not cater adequately for women and young children.