Explore the site
When completed, The Nest will feature an indoor sports hall, a gymnasium, a floodlit 3G football pitch, and classroom facilities, in addition to the renovation of the clubhouse, installation of residential ‘bunk boxes’, and the relaying of seven grass football pitches, which was completed in August 2018.
The main features of the state-of-the-art site will include:
- 11-a-side floodlit 3G football pitch – A full sized 3G football pitch, with indoor and outdoor viewing areas.
- Indoor sports hall – A multi-purpose, 5-court sports hall with a ground floor viewing area.
- Gymnasium – A 60-station health & fitness studio
- Innovate – Drop-in IT suite, training courses, meeting spaces and classroom
- Incubate – Co-worker and hot desk space available to hire, with rent-free periods available for start-ups.
- The Trail – a full accessible walk n’ run nature trail that circumnavigates the site. Dotted along the trail are breakout spaces, which each contains a different activity.
- The Challenge – The Challenge Area is an outdoor woodland learning and team building site.
- Car parking – Extensive car parking will provide spaces for 193 vehicles, with an overflow capacity of 30 and a three coach parking bays.
Already built as part of Phase 1 is:
- Seven grass football pitches – One full sized match pitch, with six smaller pitches for U7-U14 play.
- Clubhouse – The renovated club house contains a canteen and dining area, meeting spaces, and full changing facilities.
- Bunk boxes – Residential accommodation for up to 70 overnight guests.
Download the latest site plans here.
Image captions: A view of the main building at night; the floodlit 11-a-side 3G football pitch with outdoor and indoor viewing areas; the indoor sports hall, which will be used for activities such as netball, badminton, football and cricket; the main welcome which includes the cafe and seating; the entrance to the main building, which will feature the Walkway; the health & fitness gym & studio.
The site's history
The Nest is built at the site of the former Anglian Windows Sports & Social Club in Horsford, which closed its gate in June 2014.
Managed by Anglian Home Improvements, in its prime it was home to many sports and social groups with thousands of people accessing its indoor and outdoor facilities.
The images below show the condition of the site when it was acquired by the Community Sports Foundation.