Trampoline Park, Parkgate, Rotherham


The proposal was to change the use of an existing, vacant industrial unit located on Parkgate Business Park in Rotherham into a Trampoline Park that included a ground floor trampoline area, function rooms, a safety briefing room, a café, a staff room, toilets, a viewing gallery and office space/ The predicted ’peak’ number of visitors to the Trampoline Park is estimated at 8,000 per month.

The new Trampoline Park was centred around a large single storey steel portal framed unit that would host more than 140 interconnected trampolines, airbags, slam dunk nets and ‘super trampolines’.

The purpose built park will also provide junior trampoline classes, fitness classes and wall running classes and will be open seven days a week. Answer the park is built at Parkgate, Jump Inc plans to open a second trampoline park near Meadowhall that Enzygo have also been involved in.

What Enzygo Provided
Enzygo was tasked with the preparation and submission of a Transport Statement that was required to support the planning application. Having scoped the requirements of the report with Rotherham MBC the main concerns that were addressed focused on pedestrian connectivity, access road segregation, traffic generaon and parking demand.

Enzygo worked very closely with Rotherham MBC, the Architects and the client to ensure that the a scheme was provided that could be delivered in a manner that was acceptable from a highways and transport perspective.

Due to the existing site constraints and compact arrangement Enzygo provided valuable research and sustainable information local to the proposed site that allowed the proposed parking provision levels to be justified. Enzygo encouraged the client to promote other modes of sustainable transport that also allowed the parking provision levels to be relaxed.

The Main Challenges
Having scoped the proposal with Rotherham MBC Highways it was clear that a number of issues needed to be addressed . The site GFA and predicted football levels would dictate the traffic generation and the parking provision levels, therefore a compromise was needed. A certain level of football was required to make the proposal financially viable to our client, therefore Enzygo had to show that the traffic impact and parking would be of no detriment to the operation of the local highway network. This was demonstrated by investigating linked trips, predicted peak visiting times, car share ratios and parking analysis for similar Trampoline parks.

We managed to show Rotherham MBC that the site was in a sustainable location and a wide range of public transport services are available. The predicted number of net operational trips was also deemed to be low and a reasonable proportion of the visitors would be ‘dropped off’ as opposed to parking.

What We Achieved
Enzygo, in conjunction with the design team and the client, prepared and submitted a robust Transport Statement that provided all the necessary highway and transport investigation and analysis work required to show that the proposal would operate in a safe manner.

Further Work
Enzygo has since worked with the client on a number of other potential trampoline and leisure sites in the South Yorkshire area with these sites providing similar challenges to the trampoline park at Parkgate, Rotherham.