Ipswich: UCS Investment

1 March 2012, 05:00

University Campus Suffolk is telling Heart about why some new investment could benefit both Ipswich and the county.

The University has purchased a plot of land on University Quay.

The site, known as Shed 8, which is currently the Duke Street car park, will remain a car park for the immediate future while plans for the long term use of the site are finalised. While planning is at an early stage, the site will be used to develop the University's long term academic strategy. UCS says it will allow them to offer the full range of educational and cultural opportunities within Suffolk and to be a key driver of the local economy.

This major land purchase is the next phase in UCS's long term vision to create the most stunning higher education campus in the UK, based around Ipswich Waterfront.

Mike Saks, the Provost of UCS, said "This is a major milestone for UCS which secures our future on the Ipswich Waterfront. It will underpin our future development and enable us to develop an even better campus environment which will allow us to grow, achieve our ambitions, and offer more opportunities for the people of Suffolk and beyond."

Hear From UCS Deputy Provost Richard Lister