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
CLIENT: COLEG Y CYMOEDD
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, INTERIORS
CONTRACTOR: KIER CONSTRUCTION
LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
SERVICES: ARUP/LORNE STEWART
COST CONSULTANT: MOTT MACDONALD
AWARDS: 2018 INSIDERS’S WALES PROPERTY AWARDS, DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR