Trocadero gears up for Giant Drop
Wednesday 15 January 1997
The Giant Drop will haul passengers up 125 feet in a small cabin before plunging them in free-fall towards the ground until electro-magnetic brakes bring the cabin to a halt.
Trocadero said it was seeking a sponsor for the pounds 2m Giant Drop, which it said would be the first indoor free-fall ride of its kind in the world. It is under construction in Switzerland and is due to be opened in summer.
The company also said it was opening a pounds 5m Rainforest Cafe, featuring live and animated wildlife and special effects, and a pounds 5m Imax 3D cinema.
It said these latest investments followed a pounds 50m refurbishment programme and last September's opening of the Segaworld indoor theme park, which occupies the top five floors of the building.
Trocadero, listed on the Alternative Investment Market, was one of the fledgling market's strongest performers in the early part of last year.
Turnover pounds Pre-tax pounds EPS Dividend
AIM Group (I) 36.1m (24.3m) 2.80m (1.28m) 15.3p (7.2p) 3p (1.5p)
Atlantic Telecom (I) 4.01m (4.89m) 0.30m (-0.40m) 0.20p (-0.27p) nil (nil)
Birkby (I) 28.8m (27.2m) 6.26m (3.82m) 7.4p (6.3p) 2.3p (2.2p)
Bucknall Group (I) 17.2m (13.1m) 0.35m (0.26m) 1.2p (1p) 0.25p (0.5p)
Deb Tewson & Chinnocks (I) 30.3m (27.8m) 1.86m (0.94m) 2.44p (1.22p) 0.9p (0.6p)
Denmans Electrical (F) 50.9m (50.7m) 2.42m (3.02m) 9.06p (11.19p) 2.1p (-)
Gresham Computing (F) 9.27m (7.89m) 1.68m (1.28m) 3.15p (2.36p) 0.5p (-)
Matthew Clark (I) 293m (174m) 21.6m (15.4m) 16.8p (22.6p) 9p (9p)
Quality Care Homes (F) 22.1m (17.0m) 5.61m (4.80m) 33.3p (27.4p) 5.4p (4.9p)
Recognition Systems (F) 0.32m (0.67m) -1.26m (-0.40m) -5.5p (-2.1p) nil (nil)
Stockbourne (I) 1.25m (1.09m) -0.76m (1.01m) -0.45p (-0.63p) nil (nil)
UNO (I) 18.4m (8.97m) -0.51m (-0.38m) -4.42p (-2.71p) 1.5p (-)
VHE Holdings (I) 20.1m (17.2m) 1.01m (1.20m) 2.1p (2.5p) nil (-)
(F) - Final (I) - Interim () figures for 6 mths to 30/09/97 proforma
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- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Howard 'Mr Nice' Marks reveals he has inoperable cancer: 'I've had an incredible life'
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
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