Work has started at UEA to prepare the site for the new Enterprise Centre, to be built opposite the Sportspark next to University Drive. Archaeologists from L-P Archaeology have recently been investigating the site and last week invited us along to see how things were progressing. Further work is scheduled to take place over the summer so look out for future updates.
The site has not turned up a great deal of finds, but a few discoveries have nevertheless been made:
A nineteenth-century rubbish pit containing an assortment of bottle and jars, perhaps buried by estate workers from the nearby walled gardens of Earlham Hall. Judging from some of the jars found it was in use c.1870-1880
So, an interesting assortment, but nothing that will significantly change plans for the new building. You can see some artist’s impressions of the new Enterprise Centre here on the Architects’ Journal website and learn more about the project on the UEA website.