Work is underway to transform an industrial warehouse on the edge of Coventry into one of the largest indoor trampoline parks in the UK.
The 54,000 sq ft unit in School Lane, Exhall, is being converted by trampoline operator Red Kangaroo which is investing around £2 million in the new leisure attraction, the first of its kind in the Coventry and North Warwickshire area.
The extensive three-month refurbishment is being carried out by Wigley Building and Development, the construction arm of Coventry-based commercial property company The Wigley Group which owns and leases the site to Red Kangaroo.
The park is due to open on February 1 in time for half-term and is expected to create around 80 jobs.
Paul Wrightman, managing director of Red Kangaroo, said: “We’re excited for work to get underway to create a trampoline park that will be the first for the area and offer a very different experience as it will be considerably bigger than other facilities of its kind.
“It made sense for us to appoint Wigley Building and Development to carry out the refurbishment as the building is owned by The Wigley Group and we know they will do a great job.
“Alongside 75 super-sized trampolines, there will be a host of additional features combining fun and exercise for all ages including ninja warriors, foam pits, dive platforms, wipeout, dodge ball, slide tower, tumble bed, slam dunk, aeroball and a large soft play area.”
The work is being overseen by Charlie Brooks, construction director of Wigley Building and Development, which specialises in commercial projects from refurbishments and fit-outs to new builds.
He said: “We are delighted to be working with Red Kangaroo to bring this exciting new leisure facility to the area.
“It involves a total refurbishment of the building from a full electrical fit-out and mechanical installation to creating a new entrance, mezzanine floors for spectators and additional parking.
“New cladding has already been installed to the exterior of the building and the interior has been stripped out with partition walls in place to accommodate the reception area, party rooms, soft play, café and toilets around the main trampoline and activity space.”
It will be Red Kangaroo’s third trampoline park in the UK following openings in Reading and Nottingham in 2017.