The opening date for a new £1.8m community centre on the edge of Norwich has been revealed. 

Easton Parish Council has confirmed "great progress" has been made on the building and the site is anticipated to be completed by late February or early March 2024.

Norwich Evening News: The centre will cost £1.8mThe centre will cost £1.8m (Image: Patrick May KMC Consulting Ltd)

The centre, near the Norfolk Showground, was initially due to be opened last month - but works were put on hold after the scheme's main contractor went into administration. 

The parish council later quashed fears that the project had collapsed and confirmed tender would go out for a new contractor to complete the remaining works.

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Speaking on the latest update, Peter Milliken, vice-chairman of Easton Parish Council, said: "Our new community building continues to make great progress, with windows now in place, the roof complete and cladding finished.

Norwich Evening News: Peter Milliken of Easton Parish CouncilPeter Milliken of Easton Parish Council (Image: Newsquest)

"The scaffolding has recently been taken down to reveal the full exterior finish. Anticipated to be completed in late February or early March, the new centre will be a vibrant hub for the community.

"We are looking forward to opening the doors and welcoming everyone into this exciting new space.”

The centre will also feature a rest station for emergency service staff, making use of its proximity to the A47.