Norwich unveil plans for next stage of training ground upgrade

NORWICH CITY have revealed plans for the next stage of development at their Lotus Training Centre.

Previous development of the Academy (funded by an innovative bond scheme) and first-team gym facilities was completed in 2019. Now there are plans to add a “state-of-the-art” recovery centre and new administration and media building.

Business and Projects Director Zoe Ward 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.”

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

The administration and media building will provide a permanent location for operations and media staff who are currently located in a temporary modular building at the front of the site, as well as a new reception for visitors.

The work is being designed by Norwich-based company LSI Architects, who were responsible for the previous on-site development of the Academy and gym facilities, and planning applications have already been submitted.

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