£1.5 mil­lion tram­po­line cen­tre will open its doors next week.

New tram­po­line park will have city jump­ing on Tues­day

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - STE­FAN MORKIS smorkis@the­courier.co.uk

Dundee’s long-awaited £1.5 mil­lion tram­po­line cen­tre will open on Tues­day.

The fin­ish­ing touches are cur­rently be­ing put to the 37,000 square foot Ryze park, which will be based in­side Soc­cer­world on Old Glamis Road.

Four of the cen­tre’s five-a-side foot­ball pitches are be­ing con­verted.

As well as tram­po­lines, the park also fea­tures an aerial ninja ob­sta­cle course, su­per tram­po­lines, foam pits, dodge­ball and hang­ing bags.

It will be Ryze UK’s third Scot­tish venue along­side its cen­tres in Glas­gow and Ed­in­burgh.

Ryze had two ear­lier bids to cre­ate the tram­po­line cen­tre in al­ter­na­tive lo­ca­tions re­jected by Dundee City Coun­cil.

The com­pany orig­i­nally wanted to open the park at the Stack Leisure Park in Lochee but the plans were re­jected and fo­cus was moved to Claver­house In­dus­trial Es­tate.

Ryze iden­ti­fied premises on Charles Bow­man Av­enue but fell foul of Dundee City Coun­cil’s plan­ning poli­cies, which said the site had been des­ig­nated as a prin­ci­pal eco­nomic area.

The author­ity also said lo­cat­ing the tram­po­line park in the in­dus­trial es­tate could take busi­ness away from other leisure ac­tiv­i­ties in the city.

Ryze set­tled on con­vert­ing part of Soc­cer­world. A third set of plans were sub­mit­ted in Au­gust last year and won ap­proval from coun­cil­lors in Novem­ber.

Work started on the Soc­cer­world con­ver­sion in May.

A spokes­woman for Ryze said the cen­tre will open on Tues­day.

Ryze al­ready op­er­ates more than 25 sim­i­lar fa­cil­i­ties across the world in con­ti­nen­tal Europe, Amer­ica and Asia.

Ryze Dundee will be open from 10am to 9pm Mon­days to Satur­days and from 10am to 6pm on Sun­days.

The im­mi­nent open­ing of the cen­tre has led to con­cerns about park­ing for stu­dents at the nearby Dundee and An­gus Col­lege cam­pus.

Stu­dents had pre­vi­ously en­joyed free ac­cess to 100 park­ing spaces but new elec­tric and man­ual bar­ri­ers have been put in place due to the an­tic­i­pated surge in de­mand for spaces.

Vis­i­tors to the ac­tiv­ity cen­tres will be is­sued with a to­ken to get in and out of the se­cured area free of charge.

“As well as tram­po­lines, the park also fea­tures an aerial ninja ob­sta­cle course, su­per tram­po­lines, foam pits, dodge­ball and hang­ing bags

The park was con­verted from five-a-side foot­ball pitches into the bouncy mas­ter­piece it is now.

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