25 jobs on the way as plans for new play centre revealed


Plans have been submitted to create a new children’s play centre at Riverlights in Derby.

London-based Sports & Leisure Centres Ltd has submitted plans to Derby City Council to convert a vacant unit at the complex into the new venture, Injoy.

The plans, submitted by Simpson Studio Architects, on behalf of Sports & Leisure Centres, state that the new play centre would include “trampolines, climbing area, cafeteria and small meeting/seminar spaces together with lounge and bar facilities for adults over the ground and intermediate floors”.

The centre would create 25 new jobs, including five full-time roles.

The Riverlights complex, which is already home to businesses including Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, Genting Casino and Gym City – and incorporates Derby Bus Station – originally opened in 2010. In 2015, the building was bought by London-based asset management company Moorfield Group for £16.5m.