£6.5 milion university campus for King’s Lynn

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A university campus will be built in Lynn after the College of West Anglia won a £6.5 million Government grant.

The Tennyson Avenue campus will be able to accommodate up to 500 more students when the new higher skills science and technology and management centre is built .

The new centre was among the first raft of projects, which includes road, rail and housing schemes, to receive a share of the £6 billion Growth deals funding from the Government. A further £6 billion will be made available later.

Construction work begins next year on the 2,000sq m university building, which will include 14 classrooms and 120-seat multimedia lecture theatre.

North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham welcomed news of the funding but was disappointed that the area missed out on a major scheme to improve the road network and said he would hold talks with the Government.

Norfolk will also be receiving £6 million to improve the area’s broadband coverage.