Norwich City Football Club

Since 1979 R G Carter has helped Norwich City Football Club develop its stadium. R G Carter has built all four main stands and, most recently, the Holiday Inn Hotel, completing the full enclosure of the pitch.

In 1979 the firm built the River End spectator stand, now known as the Norwich and Peterborough Stand. On 25 October 1984, the main stand at Carrow Road was destroyed by fire and the company was invited to build a new stand. Two Design & Build schemes were submitted and a contract was signed on 6 November 1985. The new stand, now named the ‘The Geoffrey Watling City Stand’ was opened by the Duchess of Kent on 14 February 1987.

Five years later, in 1992, the firm completed a third stand for the football club, the Barclay Stand, and this was followed by two further corner in-fill stands linking together all the new structures constructed by the company. One of these, officially named the Thorpe Corner is affectionately known as ‘The Snakepit’.

In 2004 the Jarrold stand was completed. This state of the art stand seats 8,000 and offers uninterrupted sight lines, facilities for disabled spectators and executive boxes. The new stand also accommodates Delia Smith’s Canary Catering Company, a restaurant & bar, as well as ‘Yellows’ an American style bar & grill.

In 2008 the pitch was fully enclosed by the construction of the six storey, 180 bed Holiday Inn Hotel the Ben the Barclay and the Jarrold stands.