Suffolk New College takes shape

A �70 million project to build a replacement building for Suffolk New College is taking shape - as this aerial picture shows.

A �70 million project to build a replacement building for Suffolk New College is taking shape - as this aerial picture shows.

Construction-company Morgan Ashurst is currently installing all mechanical and electrical equipment and making finishing touches to the top floors of the north and south blocks at the new building in Rope Walk, Ipswich.

Derek Foster, Morgan Ashurst contracts manager, said: “It is really exciting to see Suffolk New College taking shape. The view from the upper floors of the building demonstrates the size and scale of this project. With 300 construction workers on site, this is a challenging project, but we have risen to the challenge and all the works are running on schedule. We expect to hand over the new college this summer.”

The college, due to be completed this summer, will include new teaching areas for a wide range of subjects, a food court, IT suites, a hair and beauty studio including a spa, training rooms and workshops for motor vehicle maintenance, engineering and construction.

The next stage will see the installation of fixtures and fittings, ranging from IT systems to catering equipment.