Sector : Student
Platform : Social Infrastructure
Site : Cumberland Place
City : Ipswich, UK
Stage : Operational
Beds : 590
Value/GDV : £24,000,000
Completion : 2018

Introducing sector-defining student accommodation to Ipswich

The building comprises 590 studio and en-suite cluster flats along with six retail units arranged across the ground floor along with a car park. The scheme is very well located being adjacent to University Campus Suffolk’s academic buildings and Students Union. The scheme includes a gym, student common room, attractive landscaped courtyard with many of the student rooms enjoying views towards Ipswich marina. The scheme was sold in December 2016.

Key aspects

Athena Hall was the only purpose built student accommodation in Ipswich

Excellent location within Ipswich being ‘on campus’ and immediately adjacent to University Campus Suffolk’s (UCS) Student Union and science blocks

Ability to benefit from strengthening reputation and improving profile of UCS as a higher education facility