Will Cleethorpes ever get £2m family activity centre and trampoline park?

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 12 Jul 2018

The future of an air dome family activity centre and trampoline park that was due to come to Cleethorpes has been thrown into doubt.

Xtreme Bounce Revolution was granted permission by North East Lincolnshire Council to build a huge new £2 million family activity centre at Meridian Point in the resort in October last year, that was described as a "very impressive, unique and fun asset for the resort."

The state-of-the-art entertainment hub would include games and activities for all ages, including adults, with trampolines, battle beams, Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior-style games, but would be predominantly aimed at children aged from eight to teenagers aged 16.

Work started on site located beside Premier Inn earlier this year, and was due to be finished in time for it to be open for the Summer holidays, creating up to 80 new jobs.

However, construction completely stopped, before it really got started and nobody seems to have any answers as to when or if it will continue.

Xtreme Bounce Revolution had opened a facility in Newcastle prior to the approval of the Cleethorpes one, but this centre has now completely changed its name and is now called the Family Activity Centre.

Artist's impression of how Xtreme Bounce was meant look once complete - but it may not be coming now

Grimsby Live have contacted the centre on a number of occasions to try and clarify whether or not they still plan to open one in Cleethorpes, and were told that they are "no longer involved with any centre that may be opening" in the town.

But they did not definitively state that the centre would not be coming to the resort.

READ MORE: Huge £2m air dome family activity and entertainment centre planned for Cleethorpes for 2018

In another twist, a company has been formed by under the name Extreme Bounce Revolution (Cleethorpes) LTD, earlier this year, with a man called Leon Groom being appointed a director of the company in May.

Mr Groom was heavily involved in the creation of the Newcastle activity centre according to local reports there.

Work had started at Xtreme Bounce, Meridian Point, but nothing has been done for months, and nobody seems to have any answers

Grimsby Live has been trying to contact Mr Groom to see of the Cleethorpes centre is still going ahead, but he has not responded, and it has been confirmed that he was once part of the Newcastle Xtreme Bounce centre prior to its takeover by the Family Activity Centre, but no longer has any connection.

Meanwhile, another company has also been started called the Family Activity Centre Cleethorpes LTD, with a director Simon Parkes, who used to be a director of the centre based in Newcastle. Mr Groom appears to have no involvement with this company according to Companies House.

This was the Extreme Bounce Revolution centre in Newcastle, which is now The Family Activity Centre, who claim no further connection with the Cleethorpes development

The centre in Newcastle has also confirmed that Mr Parkes was once part of the operation there, but no longer has any connection.

Attempts to contact him have also failed.

Meanwhile, the site lays empty with barely any work carried out - just days before it was due to open.

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