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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 October, 2004, 13:23 GMT 14:23 UK
Go-ahead for £50m college project
Suffolk College has the go-ahead for a £50m development in Ipswich.

The college's corporation has agreed plans which will see new buildings and facilities on the Grimwade Street site and on the town's quay.

The money for the development will come from a number of sources including the college, the Learning and Skills Council and other partners.

The buildings, due to be ready in 2007, will be part of the creation of plans for a University in Suffolk.

This exciting and imaginative development will provide resources fit for the 21st century
College corporation chair Andrew Shelley
Before any building work gets under way the plans have to be approved by the Suffolk Learning and Skills Council and then the national body will look at them next year.

Principal Professor Dave Müller said new buildings and facilities were needed to meet increasing demand for vocational education and training and the continuing growth in further education.

"Over the last three years full-time numbers of further education students at Suffolk College have expanded to more than 2300, with at least 8000 students taking part-time further education courses," he said.

College corporation chair Andrew Shelley said: "This exciting and imaginative development will provide resources fit for the 21st century.

"It is an exciting development designed to support the economic, social and cultural development of Ipswich, Suffolk and the wider Eastern region."




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