A trampoline park creating 50 jobs could be springing into Accrington.
Plans have been drawn up for a redevelopment of a site off Sydney Street into an indoor state-of-the art trampoline arena.
It is currently used as a family-run car part sales and end of life centre RSC Europe Ltd.
Documents sent to Hyndburn council by planning agent Harrison Ince Architects said the applicant Sander Douglas now wants to convert the area into a trampoline arena creating ‘much needed leisure, sport, fitness and employment facilities within the area’.
It will include interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms, slamdunk basketball nets, grab bags, trick airbags, a café serving hot and cold refreshments and a 115-space car park.
Schools will be offered classes during weekdays and the centre will also feature a foam pit to practice stunts and tricks and party rooms.
A design and access statement said: “The declining employment opportunities currently offered within the site, will be boosted with the trampoline use creating an estimated 50 job opportunities with anywhere between 15 to 35 staff on site at once.
“The application proposals will help an established family business diversify and pursue a new venture whilst simultaneously providing much needed economical, leisure and health benefits to the local community.
“It is recognised that this building should be part of the process for developing successful, safe and inclusive communities.
“The design aims to create an attractive, functional, durable and adaptable place to live, work and enjoy.
“The owner now wishes to retain a small proportion of the property for spare parts, whilst diversifying their family run business by pursuing a new trampolining venture within the rest of the building.”
The proposed opening hours will be 10am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm on Friday and 9am to 10pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.
Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said: “Any investment and a business wanting to start up or change bodes well.
“The normal planning process has to be followed and I hope the individual is successful.
“He is looking to invest and create jobs which is most important for the borough.”