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KidZania London has submitted a licensing application to Hammersmith and Fulham Council ahead of its launch at Westfield Shopping Centre, scheduled for this spring.

The application is for permission to open from Monday to Sunday from 8am till midnight, as follows:

Licensing Act - Premises Licence:  Permissions sought-  Play Indoors - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.  Films Indoors - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.  Indoor Sporting Events - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs
- Monday to Sunday.  Live Music Indoors - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.  Recorded Music Indoors - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.
Performance of Dance Indoors - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday. Anything of a Similar Description Indoors - 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.  Late night refreshment Indoors - between the hours of 23:00hrs
and 00:30hrs - Monday to Sunday.  Sale of alcohol On the premises - between the hours of 08:00hrs and 00:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.  Hours premises are open to the public - between the hours of 08:00hrs and 03:00hrs - Monday to Sunday.

Residents can comment on the application either objecting to it or supporting it until March 23 on the council's website.

KidZania, which is being created within a two storey extension of Westfield at roof level space, is costing £20 million to build.

It will be a "reality theme park" with its own city centre, including streets and vehicles, where children can take on over 60 different jobs and earn money in the centre's own currency KidZos.

The town will have its own university and workplaces, all at two thirds size, such as vets' surgeries, cockpits of planes, banks and TV studios, each of which will be sponsored by a well known company.

KidZania will operated by a leisure company called Longshot, founded by Joel Cadbury and Ollie Vigors, which has previously run Soho members’ club the Groucho, the Soho health club, gym Third Space and pubs including the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea.

KidZania could also provide a further boost to our local economy, with the operator hoping it will attract up to one million young visitorsand their families every year.

It is currently recruiting staff ahead of its opening, with vacancies including accountants and operations team leaders and is also inviting people to register their interest working in front-ine positions as "Zupervisors".

KidZania says recruitment will commence soon, and advises people to register interest with a covering letter and your contact details to careers@kidzania.co.uk (Please title the subject of your email "Zupervisor").

 

March 1, 2015