A THEME park in Christchurch is looking to support its “long term viability” by renting out surplus space.

Adventure Wonderland has earmarked a building at the park which could be partially let out for commercial storage.

A planning application has been submitted to BCP Council to amend a condition of the building to allow it to be used for such purposes.

Adventure Wonderland say the amount of floorspace it uses for storage will “depend on demand”.

The building is currently used as a café and shop during peak periods but is said to be “underutilized” for the rest of the year.

Bournemouth Echo: Adventure Wonderland site plan (building location shown in red)Adventure Wonderland site plan (building location shown in red) (Image: Adventure Wonderland)

A planning statement submitted to BCP Council said: “Having a number of buildings and spaces within the theme park that are affected in a similar manner they cumulatively have a big drain on resources and this, in turn, has a significant impact on the overall viability of the business.

“In order to address this it is proposed to have the option of an alternative income stream it is proposed to let out surplus space for commercial storage.”

If granted, goods being stored at the site will be delivered and collected using the existing car park and will be trollied to and from the building.

A decision is yet to be made on the planning application.