Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Laser arena and bowling planned for town

10:46 02 May 2014

Laser arena application

Laser arena application

Archant

A laser battle arena and mini bowling alley is set to open in west Suffolk.

shares

Those behind the plans for the facility on the site of the former Bury Spectrum Gymnastics Club on Western Way, Bury St Edmunds have said the scheme is needed in the town.

The application for the PlanetLaser arena by Leisure-Tec East Anglia follows a previous, smaller application that was approved by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in September last year.

The revised plans include an additional 4,000sq ft of space to fit in a mini bowling alley with about two lanes.

Kevin Garnham, of agents K Garnham architectural design and project management, said he was confident the latest application would go through.

He added: “We obtained planning approval for a laser arena, which was going to have an associated café and party rooms and that. But as my client looked at the process further and further, he decided he wanted mini bowling added to it.

“We have resubmitted the planning application with an extra 4,000 sq ft so we’ve got now 13 sq ft of floor space. It will be exiting when it’s done.”

Mr Garnham said: “I am confident it’s going to go through. We’ve talked to the planners at length; we’ve been in discussion with them for probably nine months. We talked about the revised scheme and they are very enthusiastic to be honest. It’s something Bury St Edmunds needs and they can see that.”

Documents that accompany the application show that along with the laser maze and bowling alley there will be a café with seating, party rooms and a gaming area.

The outside of the building will be redecorated and will include two large PlanetLaser signs.

The Western Way location was formerly used by the gymnastics club from 1996 to 2012 when they relocated. Select Office furniture have also had a presence on the site.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police are appealing for witnesses to the shooting.  Photo: ARCHIVE

A householder was shot in the leg during a burglary at an address in Sible Hedingham.

Charity evening on the ice at Winter Wondeland in Colchester

Suppliers, small businesses and individuals have “little chance” of getting any of the quarter of a million pounds they are owed from the collapse of Colchester’s outdoor ice rink.

Freston Tower

Dendrochronology is the scientific art of dating timber by comparing the patterns in the end grain of a sample from the building in question with the known growth of typical trees at the time, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

QD Stores logo

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a disturbance at an Ipswich branch of QD.

Ipswich Hospital has bought the old Bridge School site for development.

Ipswich Hospital’s redevelopment plans have received a major boost after it bought the site of the former Bridge School on Heath Road.

Missing Ellie-May Cleaver, aged 14

Essex Police are urgently trying to find a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing from Chelmsford.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24