Huge £2m air dome family activity and entertainment centre planned for Cleethorpes for 2018
31st July 2017
A massive family activity centre - jammed packed with trampolines, battle beams, total wipeout and Ninja Warrior-style games - could open in Cleethorpes by the end of the year.
Extreme Bounce Revolution has submitted plans to bring one of the UK’s first "air supported dome structures" to the resort, and is asking North East Lincolnshire Council for permission to press on with a proposal to bring "amazing family fun" to the area.
And if accepted, the £2m Xtreme Bounce centre, as it would be called, would be built on land directly next to Premier Inn, at Meridian Point, in Cleethorpes and be home to 15 different games and activities.
The state-of-the-art entertainment hub would include games and activities for all ages, including adults, but would be predominantly aimed at children aged from 8 to teenagers aged 16.
The plans were officially submitted to the council this week by Extreme Bounce Revolution, who opened a similar facility in Derby a year ago, is due to open a facility near Newcastle next week, and has also submitted plans for a entertainment dome in Beverley, near Hull.
Up to 80 jobs - in public relations, marketing, hospitality, operations, health and safety - will be generated by the development, which could be up and running in time for Christmas.
That's if council planners on this side of the River Humber give the plans the rubber stamp of approval before the local authority in Beverley does for the company's other planning application.
Extreme Bounce Revolution say they plan to start work immediately at whichever site gets the go-ahead first, with one anticipated to open before the end of this year, with the second hopefully up and running by spring 2018.
Currently, there is nothing in Cleethorpes similar to what Xtreme Bounce would bring to the resort, which would also host birthday parties and larger functions.
Paul Johnson, the company's operations director, explains how the bespoke activity centre 's design and aim is to provide "fun, fun fun" with an emphasis on enjoyable exercise.
He said: "As far as a seaside resort is concerned it's (Cleethorpes) is a premier site.
"It comes with a great footfall and the space that we have got is fantastic.
"It's effectively a big tent that is blown up with a compressor. Some football teams and tennis centres use them to practice and train in.
"But it looks amazing and is a great use of space.
"In Derby we have been really popular. We see Cleethorpes being a year-round attraction. Many people visit the area every weekend.
"Essentially it's great fun for all of the family".
A full-licenced bar and café are included in the plans, and will serve healthy food at a venue which aims to promote "exercise and health". The entertainment centre will also have free wi-fi for customers, and an area for parents to relax in with a hot drink whilst their children play away the hours.
CDC Architecture have submitted the detailed plan of Extreme Bounce Revolution's vision to transform the currently vacant plot of land on behalf of their client, and the development would only take around three-and-a-half months to get up and running.
The applicant says the centre will prove to be a "significant addition to other local leisure and tourism facilities", thus helping towards increasing tourism and visitor numbers to Cleethorpes and the local area.
The huge inflatable dome itself costs around £1 million, with an extra £1 million plus worth of investment required to kit the centre out with fun and exciting games.
As yet, exactly which 15 games would be included are still a mystery, but popular activities like trampolines, battle beams, total wipeout, Ninja Warrior-style games as well as ball pools and a 'jump tower' are all likely.
Paul, added: "We learnt all of our lessons in Newcastle with the planning process and we are really proud of what we have done there.
"We have used local suppliers and will try to add value back to the community here too.
"We are renowned for being a well-ran company and we look to provide that sort of quality in Cleethorpes too."
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