Third Co-Investment Grant Fund project underway

The Third Co-Investment Grant Fund project team

A ground-breaking event was held on Monday to mark the start of construction of a new multi-use sports Pavilion, the Jubilee Centre, on the 350 home St Giles Park housing development in Cringleford.

The Jubilee Centre is a purpose-built facility that will provide leisure and recreation options for a broad range of ages and interests. The new building is designed to be a flexible space that can be adapted for multiple uses and hirers. It will also enhance the childcare provision in the parish with an integrated space for a local nursery that can take up to 30 children.

The intention is for the sports facilities to serve local junior teams, with the sports hall used for community functions on a hire basis as well as sports and exercise. The changing rooms will be used for the adjacent sports pitches as well as for the main hall.

South Norfolk Cabinet member, Lisa Neal said:

“The Jubilee Centre will be a fantastic new resource for people living in and around Cringleford. This new facility underlines South Norfolk Council’s determination to deliver essential infrastructure at the same time as housing delivery, showing the benefits of growth.”

The project is being funded by £800,000 from South Norfolk Council’s Co-Investment Grant Fund, £1,800,000 from Cringleford Parish Council’s CIL reserves and a £650,000 developer contribution from Big Sky Living, a company owned by South Norfolk Council.

South Norfolk District Council’s Co-Investment Grant Fund was introduced to encourage and support the delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects so they can be delivered alongside growth in South Norfolk’s Parishes and Towns.

The fund supports significant capital projects with match funding, to support the delivery of infrastructure which is of benefit to the wider community.

Cringleford Parish Council is the third applicant to benefit from the fund, the first being Easton Parish Council, which was awarded £500,000 in December 2022 and the second, Stoke Holy Cross Parish Council was awarded £465,543 in June


Published: 5 September 2023