Plan for trampoline park at derelict North-east abattoir site

The site of a former North-east abattoir could be set to take on a very different purpose – as a trampoline park.

Following hot on the heels of the Jam-Tech Ltd facility in Inverurie and Aberdeen’s Jump In, there are now plans for an Infinity Trampoline Park in Buckie.

Infinity, which has bounce factories in Inverness and Cardiff, has announced plans for a new trampoline park on Great Western Road, Buckie, at the site of the former Grampian Pork slaughter house.

The site has been derelict for around a decade.

And it is hoped the new trampoline park will open around the turn of the year.

Taran Campbell, one of the directors at Infinity, said: “The park in Moray is a new venture with a new partner.

“I would say we’re aiming for a New Year opening.

“We’re looking at around 20,000 sq ft of trampoline space.”

The centre will include a large main area with around 80 trampolines, a dodgeball court, a large pit filled with foam blocks, a battle for gladiator-style duels over the pit and a dedicated parkour area.

The centre will also hold fitness classes and sessions for younger children and for those with additional needs.

Despite parks recently opening in Aberdeen and in Inverurie, Taran was confident there would be demand for the centre in Buckie.

He said: “I believe there’s certainly enough people in the Moray area to facilitate a trampoline park.”

Councillor Gordon Cowie, who represents the Buckie area, said the park would be a welcome addition to the area.

He said: “I think it would be a great asset for Buckie – we’ve got nothing like that here.

“The more we can get stuff for the kids to do that keeps them off the street the better.

“Where they’re hoping to put it, it’s been a derelict building for so long now so it would be good to see that tidied up as well.”

Infinity is currently working on a planning application, which will be submitted to the council in due course.