‘Out of this world’ roller-skating experience to create leisure jobs

Great Northern Warehouse

Almost 40 jobs will be created by a £300,000 investment in a new tourist and leisure attraction for Manchester.

Paradise Skate World is due to open in Deansgate’s Great Northern Warehouse in May this year, creating 35 jobs.

Promising a new roller-skating experience for the UK, inspired by the laid back Miami and LA lifestyles with an “intergalactic twist” the scheme is the brainchild of the founder of crazy golf brand, Junkyard Golf Club, Chris Legh and its national PR and events manager, Sophie-Larissa Houghton.

It will feature an interactive roller rink, where space, art, roller-skating and cocktails combine, with a bar serving ‘galactic’ cocktails and a selection of Japanese/Mexican snacks.

Chris Legh said: “After creating a new genre of social competitive venues and expanding Junkyard Golf Club across the UK, I’m really excited to be working on this new concept.

“We’ll be reinventing the way people roller skate and creating a new experience where, no matter what your levels of skating, you can escape reality, hang out, drink and socialise.”

Sophie-Larissa Houghton said: “We have a passion for bringing new and creative business ideas to life and giving people new experiences to try.

“After being inspired by the roller-skating culture in Miami and LA, we both envisioned creating a cool cosmic venue that reinvents roller-skating and transforms it into something no one has ever seen before.”