New FEC set to park up in Norwich

Venue will be in business unit in city centre car park

Norwich looks set to get a new family entertainment centre and laser tag venue on the first floor of a city centre car park.

A planning request has been submitted to Norwich City Council to open the venue, called, Labyrinth, on the first floor of a car park on Rose Lane.

The application, made by Labyrinth Norwich Limited, states the premises would operate as a “family entertainment cafe and laser tag birthday centre.”

Facilities on the entrance level include a cafe and an area for children’s entertainment with the laser tag facility occupying a mezzanine floor, spanning the full width of the 154sq/m unit.

The cafe would include tables and chairs for up to 30 birthday party guests as well as seating and sofas for another 30 people.

The venue also includes a small movie lounge with a large television screen and a soft seating area where films would be screened twice a day during the week.

The application stated: “These will be animated movies following a space theme, intended to offer background free-of-charge entertainment to pre-school children visiting the cafe with parents and carers.”

It also states movies could be shown at other times “during private hire parties or as additional entertainment for special events.”

The company has also applied to play music in the laser tag arena and cafe area.

The multi-storey car park, which is run by Norwich City Council, was opened in 2016 and cost £7m to build.

It has space for 595 cars and also has space inside to be let out to businesses.

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