Oxygen Freejumping in Derby set to reopen with a host of new features

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A trampoline park in Derby which was forced to close following an arson attack is set to reopen on December 17 and will offer a host of new features.

The Derwent Parade building in Pride Park was targeted in June this year in an attack which was captured on CCTV.

The attack, which also affected DW Fitness, Powerleague Derby Soccerdome and a massage business, caused more than £1m of damage.

CCTV footage of a suspected arsonist fleeing from a fire with his trousers on fire.

CCTV footage of a suspected arsonist fleeing from a fire with his trousers on fire.

However, Oxygen has now confirmed that it will reopen its doors on Sunday, December 17 – just in time for Christmas and has released a series of graphics which show what it will look like once complete.

Several new features, including a ninja warrior-style course, dodgeball and basketball courts, a wipeout wheel, a performance gymnastics area and a soft play area have all been installed as part of the centre's redesign.

As part of the relaunch, Oxygen will be hosting a special event on December 16 for the fire service and their families as a way of saying thank you.

Locals who can't wait to get jumping can book their first trip with 20% off, if booked before November, using code DERBYOPEN.

Several new features, including a ninja warrior course and a soft play area have all been installed as part of the centre's redesign. Oxygen Freejumping relaunching on December 17

Several new features, including a ninja warrior course and a soft play area have all been installed as part of the centre's redesign.

Chief executive officer of Oxygen Freejumping, David Stalker, said: "We are delighted to be re-launching and are now firmly into the countdown to December 17. The park will bigger and better, with more activities, games and new concepts than any other park in the country.

"We are really grateful for the support of the local fire service so could not think of a better way to kick off the park and say thank you at the same time."

All staff - with the exception of management - were made redundant following the fire. The firm will be looking to hire up to 60 people in November and hope many existing employees will return.

Several new features, including a ninja warrior course and a soft play area have all been installed as part of the centre's redesign. Oxygen Freejumping relaunching on December 17

The centre is set to open its doors on December 17 and will offer a host of new features.

The blaze took hold in the early hours of Friday, June 9 – exactly a year to the day the venue opened. An anniversary disco which was due to be held on the Friday night was cancelled as a result.

Derbyshire police is still appealing for anyone with information on the incident to get in touch. The case appeared on BBC's Crimewatch in a bid to identify the person or people responsible but, so far, nobody has come forward.

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A police spokesman said: "Witnesses or anyone with information, including anyone who has a friend or family member with unexplained burns, is urged to call DC Carly Hazeldine on 101, quoting reference 17000 242183."

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.