OLD COLLEGE, ABERYSTWYTH

We are developing a vision for the future of this Grade 1 Listed building

Old College, Aberystwyth

Austin-Smith:Lord has had a longstanding relationship with Old College and has been instrumental in the delivery of a restoration and adaptive re-use project for the building since 2012.

In 2012, Aberystwyth University engaged Austin-Smith:Lord to lead the preparation of a Feasibility Study into the adaptive reuse of the Grade 1 listed Old College building in Aberystwyth. This Study was completed in 2013.

In 2015, the University revisited the findings of that Study, reviewed the options presented and prepared an updated Business Case. Following this, the University again engaged Austin-Smith:Lord to prepare revised information describing the potential use(s) of the building in the future in support of a Heritage Lottery Funding Stage 1 Application.

Stage 1 Funding for the Development Stage was confirmed in summer 2017 and Austin-Smith:Lord joined a team led by Lawray Architects to provide Conservation Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Design services through to submission of a full Planning and Listed Building Consent Application and National Lottery heritage Fund Stage 2 Application.

Stage 2 funding was confirmed in December 2019 and Austin-Smith:Lord is developing the detailed design of the Conservation, Interiors and Landscape components of the scheme with Main Contractor appointment due in 2020 and the capital project due to be completed in late 2021.

LOCATION: ABERYSTWYTH

CLIENT: UNIVERSITY OF ABERYSTWYTH

VALUE: £26m

COMPLETION: 2021
SERVICE: CONSERVATION, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE 

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: MANN WILLIAMS
SERVICES: HOARE LEA