The proposed plans for a second phase of development at University Campus Suffolk were unveiled today.

Turner & Townsend and architect RMJM’s unveiled proposals for the second phase ‘University Quay’ development.

It will be located 300m south of the first phase £31m Waterfront Building and will comprise two student residences and an academic building for the Faculty of Health, Wellbeing and Science.

It will be constructed over the next three to five years.

The first block of residences will consist of 600 student apartments, retail units and a university-managed car park with 100 spaces. Construction has started and Watkin Jones Group is developing this element of the work.

The second phase will also include refurbishment work to the existing Campus North accommodation.

Changes planned for Campus North will entail a number of measured improvements, with a refurbishment programme planned to commence once Suffolk New College has moved into its new further education building.

Pro vice-chancellor and chief executive Bob Anderson said: ‘University Campus Suffolk is very pleased to be able to announce the plans for second phase of our building developments.

'We hope to have the same amount of success as we have done with the Waterfront building and look forward to the near future when students can benefit from all the wonderful new facilities that will become available to them’.