Spring City; Liverpool’s first ever indoor trampoline park boasting 100 plus interlinked trampolines represents an exciting project for Tom Black Architects to be involved with. The trampoline centre is located within an existing two storey office building with an extensive amount of its first floor removed to create a double height space. The remaining areas of first floor would form a mezzanine level accommodating a small eatery and a number of staff rooms and ancillary spaces.
The practices involvement in the project commenced from stage 4 and related primarily to helping the client obtain building regulations approval for their premises. This would prove challenging in terms of the building’s large floor area.
In developing a package of detailed design drawings, a number of small interventions were incorporated into the proposed layout to ensure the escape strategy, particularly from first floor level could deal with the numbers of people anticipated to occupy the building at any given time through increasing the structural opening sizes of the door openings serving the protected escape route from first floor and forming a new opening from the protected escape stair into a final protected escape.