Builder announced for new uni

UNIVERSITY Campus Suffolk's (UCS) state-of-the-art building on the Ipswich Waterfront has moved a step closer to reality today following the appointment of builders.

UNIVERSITY Campus Suffolk's (UCS) state-of-the-art building on the Ipswich Waterfront has moved a step closer to reality today following the appointment of builders.

Willmott Dixon Construction has been appointed to work on the phase one construction project for the Ipswich Campus of University Campus Suffolk (UCS) on the Ipswich Waterfront.

Neil Jackson, capital programme and estates manager for UCS said: "The appointment of the contractor, Willmott Dixon Construction, is a significant milestone for the project. I am delighted with the appointment of Willmott Dixon Construction who have demonstrated that they will be able to bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the project as well as a commitment to high quality not only of what they build but how they build."

Mike Hart, managing direct at Willmott Dixon Construction, said, "As a national contractor with a large presence in East Anglia, we are really pleased to have moved to this next stage of the project. There are a lot of new developments happening in Ipswich and the campus will be a valuable addition to the Waterfront.

"We have an excellent site team, many living locally, who will work to ensure we deliver a great project."

The development is expected to be a significant contribution to the regeneration of the Ipswich Waterfront.

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University Campus Suffolk is a partnership between the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex, working with Lowestoft College, Otley College, Great Yarmouth College, Suffolk College and West Suffolk College. The development of the project is also supported by Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and the East of England Development Agency.

There will an investment of around £150 million in University Campus Suffolk over the next ten years, including a phase one investment of £89 million by 2009.

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