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New jobs for East Kilbride
Sixty jobs are to be created at a £2million freestyle trampoline park in East Kilbride.
Air Space, currently under construction at Playsport, will be Europe’s largest freestyle jumping arena featuring more than 100 interconnected, wall-to-wall trampolines – covering the same area as over six basketball courts
Jumpsters can perfect their freestyle parkour moves in the main arena, bouncing from one trampoline to the next, or participate in team sports with a twist, including dodgeball, basketball and football, all on super-sprung pitches.
The innovative new experience is being launched by award-winning adventure company Go Ape.
Pete Brown, operations manager at Air Space, said: “Indoor trampoline arenas have taken the US and Australia by storm and it’s fantastic to be at the forefront of the buzz in Scotland.
“Air Space will be the first trampoline park in Scotland and Europe’s largest freestyle jumping arena and we have already had an incredible response from those who can’t wait to give it a try.
“Glasgow in particular has always had a reputation for embracing the new and exciting and the success of the Commonwealth Games means that the interest in sports is at an all-time high.
“There’s also a vibrant culture for urban and extreme sports which has a direct link to what we’re doing as so many pros in skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding use trampolines to train and up their skill level.
“We’re sure people are going to love Air Space and of all the places we could have chosen to launch, we’ve definitely picked the right location.”
The development, will be housed in a custom-built arena at the Playsport leisure complex, building on a number of other leisure activities already on offer including five-a-side football pitches, golf attractions and indoor climbing walls.
The unveiling of Air Space is likely to coincide with the reopening of EK Park skatepark which has undergone an extensive refurbishment and will be relaunched as Zone 74.
Playsport’s softplay section Lollipop Land is also reopening soon.
Steven Jacobs, manager at Zone 74, said: “We’re really pleased to have Air Space as our new neighbours. There’s a real synergy between our skatepark and Air Space and it will give people even more reasons to visit Playsport. There really is something for everyone.”
The official opening date for Air Space will be announced on November 17.