The former Volvo garage off Siddals Road is to be turned into a trampoline park depending on approval from Marketing Derby Bondholder Derby City Council in October.
Local businessmen Leon Groom and Simon Parkes have submitted plans and are confident it will launch in December or January. If approved, the park will be called Bounce Health & Fitness - it will create around 30 jobs and will have 500 joined-up trampolines with fitness sessions held each day as well as a café and grill restaurant.
"This isn't just for children - our venue will account for adult nights, party nights, school trips, fitness classes and team building" commented Leon Groom.
Indoor trampoline parks are a growing trend across America and the UK with plans already backed by Deputy Leader at Derby City Council, Martin Rawson who outlined:
"The trampoline park's encouragement of exercise across all age groups can only be a good thing. It will be a welcome addition to the facilities of the city centre and one which the council hopes will attract visitors from across the region".
Salloway Property Consultants have assisted in brokering the proposed deal for the prominent site and Managing Director Stephen Salloway commented:
"You only have to look around now to at the number of cars parked here to see this is a fantastic central location".