The indoor attraction is to be replaced by the latest store of a ‘major retailer’
Plans submitted to Preston City Council could see Fusion Fusion Trampoline Park at Queens Retail Park converted to a large store. According to planning agent Alban Cassidy of Cassidy and Ashton Group, the use of the building as a trampoline park “was always intended to be temporary”.
Formerly named Energi, the indoor attraction has more than 100 trampolines as well as foam pits, slam dunk courts, giant airbags and inflatables, parkour areas, climbing walls and a amazing cafe. As well as its regular opening, if offers designated sessions for toddlers, autism friendly times and fitness classes.
However, all that could come to an end under plans submitted to the council which would instead see the building converted to a store to sit alongside others in the park such as Smyths, the Range and Cost Coffee. The shop which would take over the site is not named in the application.
A director for Fusion told LancsLive that the company would be moving to new premises within Preston. She said the move will take place no earlier than September and that no bookings will be affected. She added that the new venue will be “bigger and better”.
A letter submitted alongside it argues permission is not needed for the change of use but does ask for the applicant to be allowed to make alterations to the outside of the building along with a redesign of the car park layout and the installation of a trolley bay.
It states: “The proposed works will improve and update the external appearance of the building, giving it a more modern and attractive look to future customers.” Preston City Council’s planning department will decide the application’s outcome.