Inverurie residents could soon be jumping for joy as plans to bring a trampoline park to the town have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.
A planning statement on the council’s website, submitted by Lippe Architects and Planners on behalf of JAM-TECH (Scotland) Ltd, reveals the indoor trampoline centre would be located at the former Andersons House Furnishers storage warehouse at Highclere Business Park.
The planning statement says: “The proposed leisure use is targeted towards children to have recreational fun and adults of all ages to participating in keep-fit regimes.
“While undoubtedly this business is a recreational facility, this development, like many sports and recreational pursuits, conveys many health advantages for participants.”
Should the planning application get the go-ahead from councillors, it is expected to create around 50 new jobs, party and cafe facilities for up to 136 people and a 108 jumper capacity.
The jobs created would be suitable for younger people, and even those looking to take their first steps on the employment ladder.
The choice of premises was decided as the applicants believe it is in the best location and is also a suitable size for a potential new trampoline arena.
They also say in the planning statement that Andersons House Furnishers “no longer requires the building for storage associated with their business as this requirement is fulfilled in an alternative warehouse”.
Trampoline parks have become increasingly popular over recent years and Scotland currently has six arenas.
They are located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Kilbride, Livingston, Inverness and Falkirk.
If JAM-TECH’s park plan is approved it will mean the Inverurie trampoline arena will be the first of its kind to be established in the north east of Scotland.