This huge £1.2m trampoline park and play zone is planned for a major shopping centre

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Jul 2017

Beverley’s first trampoline park is being lined up for the town’s Flemingate Centre.

The £1.2m indoor venue, which would create 70 jobs, is expected to attract some 3,000 visitors per week.

As well as a main trampoline area, the family facility would have play zones, including Ninja Warrior and Jungle Jim fun, as well as party rooms and a cafe.

Planning permission is being sought to transform two adjoining units at the £70m shopping and leisure centre into the 18,000sqft facility.

Xtreme Bounce Revolution, which is about to open a venue at a shopping centre in Royal Quays, North Shields, would be the operator of the facility at the Flemingate Centre.

Operations director Paul Johnson revealed it is hoped to open Xtreme Bounce Revolution in Beverley later this year, subject to approval from East Riding Council.

He said: “It’s a great space and a great area, we are looking forward to opening.

“The trampoline park scene is fairly new as an industry, it probably only three to four years old.

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“Putting in trampolines is a small part of our offer, we have all sorts of things such as Ninja Warrior courses, a children’s play area, climbing and Jungle Jim for the younger children.

“We are aiming at families, from toddlers through to teenagers, it will be somewhere all the family can go.”

The plan to come to Beverley follows the opening of a Bounce Revolution venue in Derby last year.

A planning application for the Beverley venue has been lodged by the Flemingate Centre’s owners, Wykeland Group.

Two empty units at the Flemingate Centre in Beverley are earmarked for a new trampoline park

Jack Martin-King, assistant planner at Wykeland’s agents Quod, has told the council the two proposed units, at the junction of Armstrong Way and Flemingate, are not attracting retailer interest.

He said Flemingate remains predominantly retail but with a growing proportion of leisure uses to complement the traditional retail element.

Mr Martin-King has told the council in a covering letter: “It will complement the varied uses within Flemingate, which include a cinema, a college, restaurants and cafes in addition to the primary retail offer.

“Flemingate currently contains circa 15,000sqm retail floor space and the loss of the retail unit will not adversely impact on the retail function of the centre, nor will it directly compete with the other town centre uses in the centre.

“The proposal will also contribute towards further enhancing the evening and night-time economy.

“The proposal represents a significant opportunity to improve the vitality and viability of the area by increasing footfall and encouraging more people into Flemingate.

“Additionally, the proposal will deliver benefits to Beverley town centre by promoting linked trips between the two.”

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Wykeland Group said today: “We can confirm a planning application has been submitted for change of use from retail to leisure use for units 1A and 2A at Flemingate, the two largest vacant units at the centre.

“Approval for the application would enable the two units to be combined to create a space of 18,000sqft to be used as a multi-use leisure unit.

“We are in advanced legal negotiations with an innovative operator for the space.

“Granting of the application would pave the way for a £1.2m investment into Beverley, creating 70 new jobs and bringing another new and different facility to Flemingate and the town as a whole.”

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