Leading UK play-centre operator, DP Leisure (DPL), has opened its fourth and biggest 360 Play centre at the Festival Leisure Park in Basildon, Essex.
The opening of the new 28, 000 sq. ft. venue reflects the company’s ongoing success in the sector with its three existing sites at Milton Keynes, Stevenage and Leicester.
360 Play Managing Director Duncan Phillips said the company had been looking to open a fourth site for a while: “Having seen the opportunity available in Basildon, we decided that Festival Leisure Park would be ideal for our next centre. We were also impressed with the plans the landlord, Aviva, had for the site in redeveloping it into even more of a family leisure destination and we have become a key part of this project.”
DPL’s sister company, DP Associates (DPA) were responsible for the design and master planning of the new play centre as well as project managing the build.
The centre features a range of play equipment including a four storey central play frame, a dodgem car track and carousel, a specially designed climbing wall and the creative play area 360 Street. A café serving freshly cooked food choices is also part of the mix.
Phillips was quick to praise the efficiency of the build: “We’ve had an excellent team working in Basildon and it’s hugely satisfying to see all the hard work everyone has put in now having come to fruition.”
He added, “I’m confident we’ll enjoy a great deal of success there as we have done at our other three locations over the years.”