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Our campuses

Multi-million pound investment in facilities

Multi-million investment has transformed our campus and the experience for our students.

Industry-standard specialist facilities are installed across both of our campuses.

Our latest £6m building project has just been completed at our Great Yarmouth Campus and it looks amazing, come and see our:

  • Bright new glass-fronted library – overlooking a landscaped courtyard. Our Library is a friendly environment for study and tuition with specialist staff happy to advise on resources and equipment.
  • Job Shop – located in the new Learning Street, here you can drop in to see what is available and register your interest.
  • College Shop – meeting all your stationery needs plus brand new ECC branded merchandise to show you’re a member of the ECC team!
  • Coffee to go – a quick stop point for coffee, hot drinks and snacks – to enjoy in the light and airy “Atrium” or outside in the Courtyard.
The whole campus has enjoyed a refresh and the college’s new branding and wellbeing ethos is now embedded through its fabric.

Over £8million has been invested in our Lowestoft Campus:

Major investment has been made to the campus over the years to make sure that our students are able to enjoy training in well-equipped facilities. New cladding has been installed to the tower block, the hairdressing and beauty therapy facilities were completely refurbished in recent years and, in the summer of 2015, the art facilities were completely renovated. Major investment has also been made to the engineering and maritime departments to ensure they stay up to date with industry standards.

Food & Drink

Great Yarmouth Campus 

For breaks and lunchtimes, our Eating House is at the heart of the College, providing a full range of hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day. Plus daily specials!

Nearby is the Coffee Shop and in the new Atrium the Coffee to Go point – one of the three outlets is always open so you can be sure of good quality hot drink and snack whenever you are here. Vending machines are also available.

Our training restaurant, Ambitions, opens three times a week for bistro style lunches and once a week for more formal dining in the evening. Ambitions is open to staff, students and the public.

Lowestoft Campus

The Core at Lowestoft Campus will be open during college hours. The Core offers a range of hot meals, snacks and drinks and freshly made baps and paninis are also made to order during lunch time. A Costa coffee bar is also available where you can buy a broad range of coffees and teas. Vending machines selling drinks and snacks can be found around the campus.

The College's training restaurant East is also open during term time for lunch and dinner. Click on the On Site Training Restaurant tab at the side of this page for more details about East.  



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The College Shop

Our new College Shop stocks all student essentials as well as specialist items, art materials and photographic supplies. The shop offers an order and collect service for specialist items not normally kept in stock.  We also offer a range of branded items including hoodies, sports t-shirts, vests, sports bottles, coffee thermos and USBs.

The Library at Great Yarmouth Campus

The Library is open when the college is so you can always visit for some quiet study and to use our resources.  There is also a new quiet study room above the library for those that really need to focus.  You can check opening dates and times on Moodle or by calling the library helpdesk on 01493 419220. All other enquiries and requests can be emailed to library@eastcoast.ac.uk.

Term Time opening times:
Monday 8.00 to 17.00
Tuesday 8.00 to 20.00
Wednesday 8.00 to 20.00
Thursday 8.00 to 20.00
Friday 8.00 to 16.30

The LRC at Lowestoft Campus



Our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is a bright, welcoming space for study and learning events. Our friendly and knowledgeable LRC staff will support you in your studies, helping you to find the resources you need, use the computers and plan your course work.

The LRC includes spaces for silent study and group work. Throughout the year the LRC is a hub for events that encourage and celebrate learning and employability. We host careers events, student art shows, the health and wellbeing marketplace, as well as themed information days such as internet safety and mental health awareness.

The LRC not only provides the books and other resources you need for your course, we also provide laptops and tablets to use in the LRC, cameras for recording your trips and activities, and have a great-value shop selling equipment and stationery.

Check out our online catalogue of resources or visit us at the front of the College.

 Term Time opening times:
 Monday  8.30 to 16.30
 Tuesday  8.30 to 20.00
 Wednesday  8.30 to 20.00
 Thursday  8.30 to 20.00
 Friday  8.30 to 16.00

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Parking & Access

More than 200 free parking spaces are on each campus, including reserved areas for disabled drivers.

There is a limited number of visitor spaces – these can been reserved in advance via Estates.

There is covered bicycle parking available close to the main receptions.

The site is fully accessible, lift passes for the Gt Yarmouth campus can be obtained from reception where required.