Peak Experiences which has been operating a 14,000 square foot climbing facility on the outskirts of town since 1998 will have the opportunity to expand into the heart of Richmond next year. The expansion comes as a partnership with a large multi-sports facility to combine climbing with soccer and other field sports.
The Sports Center of Richmond (SCOR), struck a deal with Peak Experiences to bring a $2.5 million expansion plan to the growing sports center. SCOR is in the process of a massive building project after a storm destroyed an inflatable soccer field leaving room for a new 50,000-square-foot steel building that will house two-and-a-half turf fields, along with new party and reception areas and a cover on its existing outdoor field.
Peak Experiences will erect their climbing walls in a 15,000-square-foot section of an existing steel building at SCOR, which is increasing the size of the complex by 30 percent. According to a press release, SCOR saw more than 600,000 visitors last year.
Peak Experiences is leasing the SCOR space and will pay to construct the climbing walls, with an option to add 6,500 square feet as demand warrants. Peak expects to have 25,000 square feet of climbing surface that will rise up to 50 feet.
In addition to their expansion into the SCOR property, Peak Experiences also announced via email that it plans to expand into a lot adjacent to their current facility in Midlothian. The email said that the business will be building a “10,000 square foot building that will feature only bouldering, fitness and training.” This, in turn, will allow Peak to rearrange their existing facility to add on to their existing climbing wall area.
Read more about the project at Richmond Biz Sense.