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University of Ulster campus plan’s £16m cash boost

Plans for a new University of Ulster (UU) campus in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter received a £16m boost yesterday.

Employment and Learning Minister Sir Reg Empey pledged the money to help widen participation in higher education.

The planned development in York Street will be the largest the city centre has seen since that of Victoria Square.

Sir Reg said: “The development will bring many benefits beyond the university and will be a welcome boost for our currently beleaguered construction industry.”

The UU unveiled its plans for an expansion of its Belfast campus last year, which would mean the relocation of many courses from Jordanstown to Belfast.

The overall cost of the development is around £250m and construction of the new centre should be complete by 2018.

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