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Regional daily’s former print rooms could bounce back as new attraction

A regional daily’s former printing rooms could be turned into a trampoline park.

According to, the rooms at the Leicester Mercury’s Mercury Place building are set be transformed into the leisure facility in a move which would create between 40 and 50 jobs.

As HTFP reported earlier this week, the Mercury is set to begin vacating the site next week to move into a new city centre office on New Walk.

The newspaper was told in October to vacate Mercury Place, its headquarters for around 50 years, after a music licensing company took on a new lease with the building’s landlord, Daily Mail publisher DMGT.

Mercury Place, home of the Leicester Mercury

Mercury Place, home of the Leicester Mercury

The former print rooms have been empty since the Mercury moved its print operation out in 2009.

The transformation of the rooms would be overseen by Luton-based company Jump Arena, which already runs trampoline parks in the Bedfordshire town as well as Leeds.

In March last year Derby City Council approved plans to transform the former Derby Telegraph printworks at Meadow Road, Derby, into an indoor trampoline park, but the project was later scrapped after the developer claimed the council had taken too long to decide the application.

The Meadow Road site was also previously owned by DMGT, before being sold off prior to the printworks’ conversion.