12 October 2017
A major redevelopment project has seen the venue formerly known as ‘The Rex’ in Stratford transformed into a stunning indoor trampoline park. The first trampoline park in a theatre, brings a long-neglected old building back to life while retaining many of its attractive features. The wider redevelopment also introduces a new restaurant, the Old Town Bistro, and underground speakeasy, The Curious Fox, to the area.
ZAPspace prides itself on having a community focus. The majority of ZAPspace employees reside locally and were recruited via Newham Council’s Workplace scheme. It has also committed to offering 10,000 hours of free bouncing to local schools, giving children the opportunity to exercise in a fun environment.
Henry Frost, ZAPspace CEO comments:
“ZAPspace is the perfect place to jump up, get down, unwind and have fun in a safe place. ZAPspace has been thoughtfully designed to not only accommodate and impress the kids but adults too. By including private party space and relaxed meeting facilities in our impressive SkyBar, we’ve also created a fun place for events. ZAPspace has some interesting and bouncy years ahead in this location and I cannot wait to see it flourish in this charming part of Stratford.”
As the only trampoline park in the Stratford area, ZAPspace is jam-packed with features, including a new-to-the-UK ping-pong jump, a drop slide, a cardio wall, and a tumble lane, as well as large open trampoline areas and dodge ball courts. The venue also features a cafe, a SkyBar (suitable for private & corporate events) party booths and changing rooms with showers. There is also a soft play area for the little ones.
The redevelopment, undertaken by ZAP Architecture, also includes the Old Town Bistro restaurant accessed via the high St, as well as the adults-only secret underground speakeasy bar The Curious Fox, accessed by a secret passage way.
Pol Gallagher CEO ZAP Architecture comments:
“As a creative, I never shy away from a challenge. The ZAPspace indoor trampoline park is a project we’re extremely proud of. It is what we call our ‘fun emporium’. We have had a creative explosion in this previously derelict theatre auditorium, fitting our build around its unique features in a bid to create the most impressive trampoline park in London. We look forward to children and adults bouncing and enjoying the beautiful space.”
ZAPspace provided the natural evolution for ZAP Architecture to turn the worn building into a colourful and fun trampoline park for children and adults meshing the creative design and entrepreneurial worlds by partnering with Connor Burrowes and Red Door Ventures, custodian of the site.
Kent Taylor, Managing Director for Red Door Ventures comments,
“We are delighted to be working with ZAPspace to bring our second leisure opportunity to Stratford. The trampoline park will be open to the public to enjoy for next number of years whilst we progress our long-term plans to redevelop the land at The Rex to bring much needed housing to the area.”
ZAPspace opened its doors to the public on Thursday 12th October 2017.
Notes to Editor:
- Both Pol Gallagher and CEO Henry Frost are available for interview please get in touch if interested.
- For more info about ZAPspace https://zapspace.co.uk/
- For more info about ZAP Architecture https://www.zaparchitecture.com/
- For more info about Red Door Ventures: http://www.reddoorventures.co.uk/about-us/
- For info on Newham’s workplace scheme https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Category/Newham-Workplace.aspx
- Connor Burrowes is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping
start-ups, design and innovation in business.
- ZAPspace are offering 30% off all jumps for the month of October.
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Media queries contact: Ebony Gayle – PR consultant for ZAPspace