Since 1979 R G Carter has helped Norfolk‘s premier football team – 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.
1979: The firm built the River End spectator stand, now known as the Norwich and Peterborough Stand.
1984: The main stand at Carrow Road was destroyed by fire and R G Carter was invited to build a new stand.
1985: The contract was signed following two design and build schemes.
1987: The new ‘Geoffrey Watling City Stand’ was opened by the Duchess of Kent.
1992: R G Carter completed the Barclay Stand and this was followed by two further corner in-fill stands linking together all the new structures completed by the company. One of these, officially named the Thorpe Corner, is affectionately known as ‘The Snakepit.’
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. This new stand also accommodates Delia Smith’s Canary Catering Company, a restaurant and bar, as well as ‘Yellows’.
2008: The pitch was fully enclosed by the construction of the six storey, 180-bed, Holiday Inn Hotel, between the Barclay and the Jarrold stands.
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