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Venue Hire and Facilities

The University of Suffolk offers a superb location on Ipswich Waterfront, conveniently located close to the train station and only a 15 minute drive to the beautiful Suffolk coast. The town of Ipswich is within close proximity to London (approximately an hour by train), a number of international airports and Harwich Ferry Terminal - perfectly located to welcome you from across the UK and the globe.


The University of Suffolk boasts excellent facilities in its state-of-the-art Waterfront Building, where we can cater for conferences of up to 180 delegates with smaller meeting rooms also available for hire.

If you are interested in hiring our facilities please complete our enquiry form.

If you have used our facilities, we would welcome your feedback via our short questionnaire. Thank you for taking the time to share your views.

Innovation Labs at University of Suffolk (ILABS)

The ILABS is a smart working environment within Ipswich with businesses, academics and the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship team. Co-located in a flexible space we welcome businesses to use for meetings and events or co-working / hot desk space within premium office facilities. If you are in Ipswich for the day or for longer periods and are looking for a base please contact us.

Find out more about our ILABS facilities and venue hire.

3D Printing

The 3D Printing Suite at University of Suffolk is based in the University’s Innovation Labs (ILUOS) and is offered as a resource to businesses of any size who require 3D printing at any stage from design to production across healthcare, creative or manufacture.

Find out more about 3D Printing

Further information

Ipswich is home to a number of independent boutiques, restaurants, bistro pubs and bars, as well as a variety of places to stay. Please see the guides below for more information.

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