JUMPIN’ INTO COVENTRY AS TRAMPOLINE PARK PLANS ARE APPROVED
An application by Harris Lamb’s planning team for Coventry’s first trampoline park has been approved.
The planning team has been working with trampoline park operators Jump In to secure permission to transform a vacant warehouse in the Tile Hill area of the city into an all-ages activity centre which will drive more visitors to the region and create around 60 jobs.
Jump In, which has a number of similar activity centres across the UK, was attracted to the city as it is currently the largest metropolitan area in the UK without a trampoline park.
The 1,850 sq m unit at Earlplace will now be transformed into its latest venture; an exhilarating experience including interconnected trampolines, wall trampolines, a foam pit, a dedicated toddler jump space and a Gladiators-style battle beam.
Simon Hawley, of the planning team, said: “We’re delighted that planning officers and councillors have recognised the positive impact this application will have on the city.
“Not only will it provide a lease of life for a site that has stood empty for four years, but it will also create 60 jobs, and provide a great new facility for residents and visitors to the city.”
He added: “The company has extensive experience in operating these activity centres. With the closest trampoline park to Coventry being located in Warwick – a centre also operated by Jump In, the business is confident that the facility will be well received in the city.”
Vernon West, chairman of Jump In, added: “We are excited about bringing the City of Coventry its first trampoline park and can’t wait to serve residents. Residents can check out our Facebook page to share their thoughts about our venture and let us know what features they would like to see in their park.”
Neil Slade of Harris Lamb’s Agency team brokered the deal for Jump In to take on the site with landlords Avon Capital Estates (ACE), before placing the client in the hands of the business’ planning consultancy to oversee the application for the change of use.
The park is expected to open next Spring.