Some student accommodation at the University of East Anglia is being closed in line with new Government guidance about RAAC (Reinforced Autoclave Aerated Concrete)
Students will be moved from Norfolk and Suffolk Terrace (the Ziggurats) and they will be closed while further investigations are carried out. They will remain closed until further notice.
Visitor accommodation in Broadview Lodge, and the top floors of Nelson Court and Constable Terrace, have been closed for further investigations.
We do not believe that any other UEA residential or non-residential buildings are affected.
Around 750 student rooms will be impacted. Any affected students will be allocated alternative on campus or city centre accommodation. Students affected will receive communications directly in the early part of next week.
UEA’s risk profile and approach to occupied buildings has been amended in line with new guidelines from the Department for Education.
University of East Anglia Vice-Chancellor Prof David Maguire said: “The safety of our students, staff and visitors is paramount.
“Following risk assessment and due diligence work, we have identified spaces with RAAC. Therefore, in line with new Government guidance, we are closing some spaces and relocating students. The affected spaces will remain closed until we can be certain that they are safe.
“We realise that this could be a stressful time for both the students being moved and those due to arrive and return to campus in the coming weeks. We will be communicating with them directly over the coming days so that they’re aware of the alternative accommodation and to make sure they have everything they need to settle into life here at UEA. There will be no additional costs to students as a result of any changes.
“Additional support will be offered to all students who need it and we will share further information when it is available.”