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Bluewater to open trampoline park by Christmas as part of Plaza redevelopment

PUBLISHED: 09:51 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:22 24 April 2017

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The Plaza plans also include four new screens for the Showcase Cinema, as well as three new restaurants

Bluewater will be adding a 25,000sqft trampoline park to its leisure faciliities by Christmas, this year.

This announcement follows the recent news that Land Securities, Bluewater co-owners, is redeveloping the shopping centre’s Plaza and Glow Events Centre - which was axed last year after attracting just two million visitors since opening in 2012.

The Plaza plans include the creation of four new screens for the Showcase Cinema, as well as three new restaurants, and two new leisure spaces, one of which will be home to GraVity Trampoline Park.

As well as hourly open jump sessions at the trampoline park, visitors of all ages will be able to take part in fitness activites including TrampoLEAN classes, and specialised versions of basketball and dodge ball.

GraVity was founded by Harvey Jenkinson and Michael Harrison in 2014, and their first park launched in February 2015 in Yorkshire.

Since then, GraVity has opened three further parks, including one in Lockmeadow, Maidstone and with a recent investment of £5 million from an EIS fund through Guinness Asset Management, an investment management firm, it plans to double in size with four further sites, including the one at Bluewater.

Rob Hardie, senior portfolio manager at Land Securities, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming GraVity to Bluewater’s redeveloped Plaza. The brand adds to our range of leisure activities including the cinema, which is currently being upgraded to 17 screens.”

Harvey Jenkinson, co-founder and chief executive officer at GraVity added: “Bluewater is the ideal location for our latest trampoline park. The impressive footfall, diverse catchment and complete day-out offering make it the perfect launch-pad for our expansion. I am extremely excited about the future of GraVity and Bluewater.”

A Bluewater spokesperson has confirmed that the redevelopment will have no impact on the Christmas ice rink in the West Village, which will go ahead as planned from Novemeber 2017.

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