Our client Norwich City Football Club wishes to be seen within the football world as a genuine leader in developing young talent and as a club that provides pathway and opportunity.

Improved training, sport science and education facilities are key to allowing them to make this vision a reality by providing a new home for the Academy which becomes a magnet for the best talent and the best developers of talent.

The architectural response has sought to provide a dynamic, contemporary and professional facility befitting of the Academy’s Category 1 status – A place where young players can find inspiration and receive world class coaching.



Phase 1 of the Academy building project provides eight new player changing rooms and two match official changing rooms. At ground floor Phase 2 will see the introduction of a further three changing rooms and support spaces along with two physiotherapy rooms and a reception area for parents and players.

The upstairs accommodation, built over Phase 1, will incorporate a player lounge, along with three training rooms with support offices, a match analysis suite and an open plan administration base for up to 40 staff.

At the far end of the Colney Training Centre, the reconstruction of the Academy Training Pitches will deliver first class training pitches that will be available for use all year round, ensuring the quality of the Academy Training Pitches meet the standard of the current first team pitches and increasing the usable pitch area by 15%.

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