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Work starts on new Merry Hill adventure attraction
1:00pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
WORK has got underway to build the highest indoor ropes course of its kind in Europe as part of a new adventure attraction at Merry Hill.
The Sky Trail High Ropes Course is being built as part of the new Quest For Adventure attraction at the Westfield shopping centre.
At its highest point it will top out at just over 17 metres, the height of four double-decker buses stacked on top of each other.
It will include four levels of increasing difficulty and a sheer drop feature to challenge more adventurous thrill seekers.
Purpose-built rope, capable of holding the weight of a full-grown rhino, has been shipped in from America to create the indoor feature and a team of specialist installers are working at night to ensure the course is ready to open on Friday November 9.
Project manager Phil Pickersgill said: “The height and confined space make this our most difficult install yet but hours of discussions have gone in to making sure everything goes according to plan.”
The Quest for Adventure attraction, part of a £1m investment by Paragon Entertainment Ltd, will also include a ‘Sky Tykes’ aerial course for younger children, a themed indoor adventure golf course, a café and outdoor area which will host a changing programme of family leisure activities.
In the run up to Christmas, the outdoor part of the 20,000 sq ft development will feature an ice rink and festive entertainment.