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07 Oct 2021

Future Plans for Norwich City’s Lotus Training Centre

Norwich City Football Club has revealed its plans for the next stage of development at the club’s Lotus Training Centre.

The latest planning applications comprise a new recovery hub, administration and media facility. Plans are also in place to re-clad several existing buildings to bring unity between the old and new across the Hethersett site.

This work follows on from our previous on-site development of the academy and first team gym facilities that were completed in 2019.

The new recovery hub will contain a swimming pool, with additional aqua therapy areas, including hot and cold recovery baths, an underwater treadmill and camera systems to monitor movements.

The new administration and media building will provide a permanent location for operations and media staff that are currently located in a temporary modular building at the front of the site, whilst also providing a new campus reception for visitors.

Plans are in place for the scheme to be clad in brickwork at ground floor level and features a brick colonnade to the main entrance with areas of brickwork detailing, with the upper storey clad in Siberian Larch timber cladding to align with the recently completed academy and gym facilities.

Timber fins have been introduced within the timber cladding to emphasise the verticality, a common motif across all the new buildings and interior interventions across the campus.

Zoe Ward, business and projects director at Norwich City, said: “As part of our ongoing and long-term vision across all areas of the football club, we know the importance of continuing to plan for the future.

“This latest stage of planning at the Lotus Training Centre will see the introduction of an administration and media provision, as well as a state-of-the-art recovery and hydrotherapy facility over the coming years.

“We’re extremely proud to have one of the leading training facilities across the country. This next step of development is another important step towards building a successful long-term future, both on and off the pitch.”

Associate Rob Ruffles said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our work with the football club, planning and developing this latest phase of development at the Lotus Training Centre.

“Whilst the facilities satisfy a variety of different functional needs, we have been keen to ensure that the principals of biophilic design are embedded across the site.

“This unity will continue to support the club with the dynamic, contemporary and professional facilities that will help to attract the best talent and the best developers of talent.”

Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Recovery Hub

External view of the proposed new Recovery Hub building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Recovery Hub

External view of the proposed new Recovery Hub building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

Swimming Pool at Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Recovery Hub

Internal view of the proposed new Recovery Hub building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

Swimming Pool at Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Recovery Hub

Internal view of the proposed new Recovery Hub building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

Swimming Pool at Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Recovery Hub

Internal view of the proposed new Recovery Hub building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Football Administration Building

External view of the proposed new Football Administration building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

Norwich City Football Club Lotus Training Centre Football Administration Building

External view of the proposed new Football Administration building at Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre.

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