Work underway on new Jane Austen Academy sports hall

Construction work has commenced on our project to provide a new Sport England standard, four court Sports Hall and changing facilities on the site of the Hewett Academy in Norwich.

The new sports hall is to be constructed by Kier Construction on behalf of the Education Funding Agency. The new building will be situated in place of the existing gymnasium, with its primary use being to complete the curriculum requirements of Jane Austen Academy, but with the benefit of being able to be used by both Hewett Academy, and other Inspiration Trust Academy students.

The height and mass of the proposed sports hall has been informed by Sport England guidance. The changing and shower areas have been located to the front of the site within a subordinate block that also contains the principal entrance. The building is to be clad in colour coated composite metal cladding panels with colour matched aluminium flashings and cappings, above fair faced facing blockwork plinth at Ground Level in a 2/3, 1/3 arrangement in an attempt to reduce the apparent monolithic mass of the sports hall.

Jane Austen Academy Sports Hall Proposed Site Layout