Our plans to transform a former hall once used by war veterans and their families into an exciting £2m hub for the whole community have been approved by planners at Norwich City Council.
Jubilee Hall on Aylsham Road, Norwich, was once used by the Royal British Legion but closed its doors in 2014. It has since been taken over by YMCA Norfolk, who commissioned us to bring new life into the building as a community hub which is set to open next year.
The newly refurbished centre will be open to all the local community to enjoy and will offer a range of services with a particular focus on families, including a day care nursery, café and soft play centre. The development will also see the YMCA move their offices to the site as part of a long-term commitment to the area.
As a local charity, YMCA Norfolk will be investing money made from providing these services back into local community provision to reduce dependence on public funding.
Tim Sweeting, YMCA Norfolk chief executive, said: “We are really excited to be able to get on with delivering this community resource that will enable people to invest back in their local area while enjoying a coffee or great childcare.”
Proposed Café Space