The topping out ceremony included the traditional pouring of beer over the building, which was completed by Jackie Thornton from the Foundation, and Norwich City’s Business and Project Director Zoe Ward.
The total cost of the second phase of development is £4.6 million, with the additional £3.6 million made up from funding, such as the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, Norfolk County Council, Greater Norwich Growth Board, New Anglia LEP, and previous fundraising from local businesses, trusts, donations, and events.
The Nest is a multi-purpose community hub that has been designed to provide the ideal environment for the Foundation to address local issues such as social mobility, health and wellbeing, education and training, disability sports, and community cohesion, as well as providing facilities for grassroots football, sports participation, and events.
In addition, The Nest will become the new home for Norwich City Women FC.
Jackie Thornton, from the Community Sports Foundation said: “It’s an exciting day for us in our journey to build the second phase of The Nest, but our focus is still on raising the remaining funds we need to reach completion, which is now down to around £600,000.