Bouncing High in W3
Indoor trampoline park planned for summer
Acton has been picked as the London launch pad for a new wall-to-wall trampoline centre.
It will be based at the old BBC depot site - Vision Industrial Park Unit, 15 Kendal Avenue, off the A40 bewteen Gypsy Corner and Hanger Lane.
18 neighbour notification letters were sent out in October and permission (change of use) was granted by Ealing Council in November subject to a number conditions which include rules about noise levels.
The site is part of a relatively new industrial estate built in 2009 on behalf of the landowners, the British Airways Pension Fund. This particular unit - 15 - has never been occupied despite extensive marketing.
The trampoline centre will be managed by Altitude Parks - the brainchild of former ukactive chairman Fred Turok and ougoing CEO David Stalker.
The pair say they are on a mission to get Britain healthier and cite NASA research which says 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running.
They hope to mirror the success of such businesses in Australian and the USA where there has been a huge growth in centres since 2004.
In their planning application Iceni Projects Ltd (on behalf of Altitude Parks) said:
''The trampoline centre will be a great community asset for the residents of Ealing. It will provide a new fun way to exercise and assist in fulfilling the objectives of local sports and fitness organisations like Sport Ealing. It will also provide new opportunities to provide innovative rehabilitation for those people recovering from injuries as well as different ways to exercise for those with permanent disabilities. It will also provide new opportunities for employment for local residents in the London Borough of Ealing as a whole and more specifically for Acton.''
The trampoline park will have around 100 trampolines - allowing users to bounce off the walls and floors.
Altitude Parks hope to open a minimum of 12 sites across the Uk over the next two years with this first one opening this summer.
18th March 2015