Martin Horn is Going to Make You Jump!

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Commercial Construction | No Comments

We like a challenge.

We’ve done breweries, cemeteries, academic buildings, and condos. But converting a movie theater into a trampoline park? Now that’s one we Jump_FoamAction5_SS710x468hadn’t heard before.

When we sat down with representatives from Jump and heard the ambitious vision for turning the 21,000 square-foot Carmike Cinema into a play space with 15,000 square feet of connected trampolines, we were excited to put our design-build expertise to work to create Jump. But we knew it wouldn’t be as simple as just knocking down some walls and putting in some trampolines.

“The existing building was divided into six movie theaters,” said project manager Troy Royston. “We had to remove two 21’ tall load-bearing walls and install a new column and beam system to support the roof to open the trampoline areas. The two front theater floors were sloping and had to be leveled to accommodate the new birthday party rooms and arcade area.

“Shoring of the existing roof and demolition of the existing masonry walls was a huge effort,” continued Royston. “The walls were demolished after shoring one block at a time by hand and hauled out in wheelbarrows. Installation of the new steel columns and beams was done from the inside mostly by hand without disturbing the existing roof. All of the new interior footing excavations up to 4’ deep were dug by hand as well.”

Jump_Action6_SS710x468The final project ended up coming in at $638,000 (but you can’t really put a price tag on fun!).

One of the best parts of our work, as builders and community members, is the moment when the dust has settled and we get to walk into a space we’ve helped create. Or in this case, bounce into a space. So if you need us, you can find us working on our verticals at Jump!