Barking Sporthouse & Gym – Kids Extreme Zone

Adding to our already hugely diverse portfolio of bespoke and unique leisure environments, Createability has completed construction of a kids extreme zone and trampoline park at Barking Sporthouse and Gym.

This ex-Olympic training venue is the UK’s largest sports club, with an expected 500k visitors expected to use the upgraded facilities a year.

The first phase of the project, converting 4 courts into a kids extreme zone, is already complete and open to the public, boasting a 9,000 square foot skate park and unique vertical clip-and-climb system.

Quarter and half pipes have been installed at what is now London’s biggest indoor skate park, as well as flat bars, euro-gaps and London’s first key-hole Birchwood bowl, with designated beginners area and street zone.

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The £750k project, funded by both Sport England and Greenwich Leisure Limited, also saw the construction of a mezzanine viewing area with dedicated toilets.

The second and final phase converting a further 18,000 square foot area into the UK’s biggest, and London’s first, trampoline park is looking set to open by early November 2015.

This unique area will offer an entire floor of safety-padded, interconnecting trampolines for non-stop freestyle trampoline workouts and play, at a 125-person capacity. The design includes air bag pits, basketball and rope swings.

As part of the £350k build the current changing rooms have been converted into dedicated toilets and two-party rooms and the addition of a second, larger mezzanine floor sitting adjacent to the 1st floor café will create an exclusive viewing area over the trampoline park where spectators can also enjoy a coffee.

The trampoline park will also be available to book for private events such as sports training and children’s birthday parties.

Chris Symons, Director of Development for GLL, said that the trampoline park is the “only offering of its kind in London”, adding “this will be a top class facility at affordable prices for everyone to enjoy.”