The new Ystrad Mynach College building in Caerphilly is a four-storey teaching block that includes general classrooms, a hair and beauty studio, a learning resource centre and a new refectory and kitchen facilities. It is being constructed within the existing site of the building being replaced, which was a two-storey teaching block dating from the 1960s – when the College was first commissioned.
The aim is to build a new, high quality facility that meets Ystrad Mynach College’s ever increasing aspirations. With a gross internal area of 1435m2, it will provide much needed expansion space for the College, which continues to grow in response to the needs of the local area. Construction of the building is due to be completed in July 2010.
The project is majority funded by the Welsh Assembly for whom a critical requirement was that the building achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.