PLANS for a £1 million indoor trampoline park at Newhailes Industrial Estate in Musselburgh have been lodged with East Lothian Council.
The project, by Slough-based Jump In, is set to bring 60 jobs to the Honest Toun if it gets planning permission from the local authority.
A decision is expected by the middle of June.
The company, which describes itself as the UK’s fastest-growing trampoline arena operator, has high hopes of opening in October to be the first of its kind in East Lothian.
It is aiming to to change the use of Unit 11 at Newhailes Road – previously a recycling centre – from general industrial use to leisure use with a cafe. The premises which would house the attraction has an internal floor area of 1,858 square metres and an eaves height of 6.5 metres.
Permission is being sought to have opening hours from 9am to 10pm seven days a week, although opening hours would vary on different days of the week.
A total of 50 car parking spaces, including five disabled as well as eight cycle spaces, are proposed for the front of the building.
A report from Edinburgh-based Derek Scott Planning, acting on behalf of Jump In, stated that the facility would employ a total of 60 staff on a shift basis, with a maximum of 25 staff at weekends.
It would take more than 100 jumpers at any one time, with dodgeball areas, foam pits, tumbletracks, a safety briefing area and party rooms located on a new mezzanine level above the cafe and administration area.
“It has been demonstrated that the proposed facility can be safely accessed and provided with sufficient car parking to ensure that the activities associated with adjoining businesses will not be adversely affected in any way,” the report added.
Jump In operates five facilities nationally and has received planning permission for a sixth site in Aberdeen.
An East Lothian Council spokesperson said: “The application will be reported on our weekly list of applications. Members will then have a week to decide whether they are content with our intended decision or whether they want the application to be decided by the planning committee.”