Frustrated city folk will soon have a new place to vent their anger.

Plans to use the empty Technology House in Roundtree Way, Sprowston have been approved for an unusual activity.

Bosses at the Rage Rooms, which was opened in Dereham Road in the city centre in 2019, have been searching for a new home but high rental costs had thwarted them.

Now the stress-relieving experience will move from its current premises at the bottom of Grapes Hill to the site on the city outskirts. 

Norwich Evening News: The planned new home of Rage Rooms in NorwichThe planned new home of Rage Rooms in Norwich (Image: Google Maps)

A spokesman for Rage Rooms said: "It's true we are moving the current business to a new bigger and better site in Sprowston.

"We're really looking forward to getting started."

The venue has become a popular attraction with a mobile version launching in 2021 and popping up at pubs and other venues across Norfolk.

The plans are for three rooms for people to smash up scrap TVs, computers and other items created, with room for more if needed.

Rooms will be bookable for an hour at a time.

Norwich Evening News: Directors of the Rage Rooms, Nigel Spurling, (left), and Leighton Johnson (right)Directors of the Rage Rooms, Nigel Spurling, (left), and Leighton Johnson (right) (Image: Newsquest)

Broadland District Council's planning committee discussed the new business last week, where councillors raised concerns the new venture's benefits would not outweigh its potential use for employment.

Councillors said the Rage Rooms would have to prove the site was not viable for offices or a warehouse or that its value to the community outweighs the premises being used for employment.

Norwich Evening News: Rage Rooms allows Norwich folk to smash up an array of itemsRage Rooms allows Norwich folk to smash up an array of items (Image: Newsquest)

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The building was previously home to the Anglian Internet business IT support firm and has been empty since October 2022. It has been marketed for rent for six months, which councillors deemed to be a reasonable period of time.

While they felt the new venture would not bring "significant community value", councillors said the site would employ four people and not harm the existing business estate around it.

Councillors said the business would need to submit another application if it wished to advertise outside the building.

The committee eventually agreed unanimously to approve the plans.