The Place University Centre

Launching in October 2024, The Place will be a University of Suffolk hub in the heart of Great Yarmouth town centre and a big development for the East Coast College campus.

East Coast College is proud to be a founding partner of the University of Suffolk and is continuing to develop its campuses with the opening of The Place – a new university centre in the heart of Great Yarmouth.

The £17m university centre, library and learning centre, which is being developed in the former Palmers building, aims to upskill the people of Great Yarmouth and beyond by providing the opportunity to gain a degree qualification on their doorstep.

Having invested £3.5m, East Coast College and the University of Suffolk are working hand in hand to provide an exceptional university centre with outstanding teaching as well as state-of-the-art facilities. The new centre brings in the opportunity for East Coast College to increase their degree offer and bring even more people into the regenerating Great Yarmouth town centre.

This will add to the 40+ degree-level courses currently delivered at the college’s Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses, including Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Post-graduate studies.

Find out more about The Place University Centre

Topping Out Ceremony

In April 2024, guests and stakeholders enjoyed a tour of The Place in Great Yarmouth as part of a topping out event to mark a key milestone in building work at the new £17m library and learning hub.

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Leaders from the partners involved in The Place gather for the topping out ceremony

"We are excited by the opportunity to create a vibrant learning community at The Place and to deliver skills-based courses and training programmes across a range of subjects."

Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Suffolk

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