Four men built this frame in just one day – and now Sprowston’s dream of a new community sports hall is officially, and literally, off the ground.
Before work could begin, the Omnis Construction team had to overcome problems including an underground wartime air-raid shelter and a Victorian water tank, discovered during drainage diversion works.
Despite these challenges, hopes are high that the £1.3m hall, at Sprowston Diamond Centre, will be finished this spring.
The project is entirely funded by Sprowston Town Council. The hall will include a reconfigured and refurbished central area, a reception area and new changing rooms.
It will provide improved facilities for a range of community sports and other activities.
Rooms within the new hall will be named after teachers and head teachers of the school which formerly stood on the site.
During construction, Sprowston Town Council’s office has decamped into a portable building in the rear car park next to Neville Road with access through a pedestrian gate. A temporary car park has been provided in the field opposite.