SUFFOLK COLLEGE

1961 - ?

Suffolk College, formerly known as Civic College, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 21 July 1961 in an area of Ipswich known as the Rope Walk, Ipswich and Grimwade Street previously known as 'The Potteries' which was demolished to make way for the new buildings. The new state-of-the-art building for the transformed college came at a cost of 70million, opening in the summer of 2009 with a sports centre, music studios, theatre, the Forefront Gallery, and a restaurant. It later incorporated the Otley campus of Easton and Otley College. In 2009 the Suffolk College was split into Suffolk New College, dealing with further education, and University Campus Suffolk later University of Suffolk dealing with higher education courses. Suffolk New College is a multi-campus mixed general further education college, with the main campus located in central Ipswich. The college also runs Suffolk Rural College, formerly known as Otley College, and On the Coast formerly knowns as Alde Valley Sixth Form. Suffolk New College is a partner college of the University of Suffolk.