GLASGOW trampoline club Sparta is jumping for joy after planners allowed it to set up a base in an empty industrial building in Cardonald.
Permission has been given for a unit at 96 Fifty Pitches Road, Glasgow to be turned into a trampoline club, catering for up to 40 children at one time.
The building has been marketed for commercial use since summer 2014 without success.
Sparta will occupy the unit at the righthand side of the building
Sparta needed premises at least eight metres high inside to allow for jumping. The Fifty Pitches Road building has a height of 10 metres, which is recommended for more advanced athletes.
The site is big enough for current classes as well as offering some scope for expansion in the future, for example by adding another discipline such as double mini trampoline.
A document submitted to Glasgow City planning department stated: “The club currently operates from Bellahouston [gymnastics centre] and have outgrown their space.
“Sparta Trampoline Club provides a plethora of opportunities within the sport of trampolining, from recreational to competitive classes, adult classes to volunteering or paid opportunities.
“It is the only trampoline club/venue to offer the full long-term athlete development pyramid and is constantly striving to be able to offer more opportunities.”
The club will now be able to operate Monday to Friday, 4pm to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm, hours that are mostly outwith those currently used by the other occupiers within the industrial estate.