Createability’s urban-feel trampoline park constructed from shipping containers opens in Newquay
Work has finished on a unique, urban, £3 million trampoline park and indoor play centre in Newquay, constructed with a series of shipping containers.
The 40-week project, which required the erection of a full mile of Herras fencing just to secure the site whilst work was underway, has seen leisure design and build specialist, Createability, in conjunction with Saunders Boston Architects, develop a brand new 1,800 sq m indoor soft play and trampoline park, directly behind the town’s Waterworld.
Previously a field, Newquay Trampoline and Play Park, managed by GLL under its Better Extreme brand, boasts a main jumping area, joisting pit, two dive towers, trick zones, obstacle courses and Aeroball. Whilst separate soft play areas for infants aged 1 – 3 years and children aged 3 – 8 years have a glow ball pool, tree house, glow room, slides, climb and balance beams, as well as interactive cardio walls and crawl tubes.
A total of 11 shipping containers were used to create a briefing area, party rooms, café, toilets and fitted out accordingly. A mezzanine floor provides seating for cafe users and spectator viewing, whilst outside there is also seating and external access to the cafe.
Russell Dawkins, Createability’s Construction Manager on the project says: “Newquay’s beaches are a big draw for families and surfers, but apart from the leisure centre, skate park and zoo there were few facilities specifically aimed at children. This new play centre will give local families other options to keep active throughout the year; come rain or shine.
“The design, partly using shipping containers, gives the facility an urban-feel, with the party rooms, briefing area, toilets and cafe, all made from cut out containers, bolted together to create a cleverly-designed, spacious activity centre.”
Blair Cottam, Head of Corporate Technical Services, GLL says: “From both a project and financial perspective we knew this build would be a challenge, but our collective efforts, working alongside Createability, have got it over the line. Thanks to Russell and his team’s co-ordination skills and hard work, we are delighted the project was finished ahead of schedule and will be open in plenty of time to welcome this summer’s many visitors.”
As part of a planning condition to reduce the carbon footprint of the park and its visitors, Createability has also developed a designated cycle trail for locals, which extends from a housing estate behind the trampoline park.
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Createability is a leisure design and build specialist working in the trust, local authority, private and education sectors. Over the last 24 years the company has delivered more than 600 developments worth over £100 million. www.createability.co.uk
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