Construction consultancy, Daniel Connal Partnership, has been appointed to manage the refurbishment of a new headquarters and community centre in Norwich
Daniel Connal Partnership will be working with YMCA Norfolk to re-develop the Jubilee Centre on Aylsham Road to create a sustainable community centre in Norwich.
Located within the Mile Cross Ward, which is ranked in the most deprived 10% of areas nationally, the community centre will aim to address Norwich’s demand for services and will operate for their long-term benefit.
Plans for a new community centre in Norwich
The £2m refurbishment, designed by LSI Architects, will include a nursery, café, supervised contact centre and office space. The YMCA Norfolk team will also move from their current location to the centre, removing the need for additional site staff.
Robert Dale, senior partner of Daniel Connal Partnership said: “We are thrilled to be involved in this exciting community project.
“To be able to future-proof this building and bring it back into community use is fantastic and we cannot wait to see the final project being used by the local residents.”
The centre has sat dormant since 2015, when it was purchased by the Lind Trust, and has been subject to vandalism and disrepair.
Tim Sweeting, YMCA Norfolk chief executive, added: “This high-quality development offers a range of services that will enable us to bring local people together and develop more opportunities for them to fulfil their potential.
“As an organisation founded in Norfolk in 1856, we are committed to strengthening communities over the long-term and believe that the provision of education, employment, positive activities and leisure space will really make a difference.”
Work on the new community centre in Norwich is planned to start imminently, with completion expected in 2020.