COLEG Y CYMOEDD ABERDARE CAMPUS (Interiors)

BREEAM Excellent new college building on a town centre site

Coleg Y Cymoedd Aberdare Campus

Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed by Coleg y Cymoedd to develop proposals and brief for a new campus at Aberdare in 2013, achieving Outline Planning for the scheme. The college secured match funding from the Welsh Assembly Government in 2015 after which the construction contract was awarded to Kier Construction. Austin-Smith:Lord were appointed to deliver the detailed and technical design through to completion and handover.

With a total project value of approximately £22m, the masterplan design replaces the existing campus on the town outskirts with a new landmark 5750sqm College building on a town centre site. A highly sustainable location, the brownfield site benefits from excellent transport links from the adjacent railway and bus station, as well as the local amenities of the town centre. A multidisciplinary approach was followed to reach a solution to the flood risk posed by this challenging site.

The College are delighted with our new Aberdare campus building. Austin-Smith:Lord worked with us from the earliest stages to understand our needs and turn that into an inspiring design.
Judith Evans – College Principal

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LOCATION: ABERDARE

CLIENT: COLEG Y CYMOEDD

VALUE: £16m

COMPLETION: 2017
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, INTERIORS
SECTOR: EDUCATION
CONTRACTOR: KIER CONSTRUCTION

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: ARUP
SERVICES: ARUP/LORNE STEWART
COST CONSULTANT: MOTT MACDONALD

AWARDS: 2018 INSIDER WALES PROPERTY AWARDS, DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

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