Highly Commended: Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff
Innovation & Sustainability Category
The design and construction of a world-class, acoustically excellent wedge-shape building for Cardiff and Vale College was completed in 2015. As well as providing education and training facilities, it will also have a rooftop restaurant, gym, spa, beauty salons, shops and a conference centre.
This ground breaking new facility was built in the financial enterprise zone on former industrial land off the Dumballs Road. It represents part of the Welsh government's bid to transform post-16 year education and training in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. British Gypsum board and plaster materials were used throughout to meet acoustic insulation and absorption performance. These including Gyptone acoustic ceiling products and an ‘Innovation Room’ plastered with Thistle Magnetic plaster.
Client: Welsh Government / Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon / Architect: Bennetts Associates