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10 May 2013

Consultation begins on Cardiff and Vale College’s £45m new campus at Canal Parade – your college, your capital city, your views

Consultation will begin next week on Cardiff and Vale College’s planned £45m new campus at Canal Parade in Cardiff City Centre.

The 16,000m2 state-of-the-art new campus will feature a roof top restaurant with views across the city; a dedicated Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) centre; gymnasium, hair and beauty salons; conference and community facilities plus shops.

The Canal Parade site will not just be a College building; it will be a valuable new facility for the local community and employers in the area, which is designated as an enterprise zone. Cardiff and Vale College pledges to work with individuals, employers and the community to complement the existing community facilities with much needed spaces and services.

CAVC Principal and Chief Executive Mike James said: “As a College, we see ourselves as centre place in the community, not just in Cardiff but right across the Capital Region. For that reason we want the community to give us their views about how our inspirational new site can match their needs and aspirations. These consultation meetings will enable individuals, employers, community groups, staff and students to get involved and inform the development of the College and I urge people to accept our invitation to come and share their views.”

Exhibitions of a model of the new campus, plus artists’ impressions and a video of the project will be shown across College and community sites throughout May. There will also be members of staff on hand plus feedback forms so that people can have a say in how CAVC can progress to meet its vision to transform learning across the Capital Region.

The exhibitions will be open to everyone and held in the following locations between 10am and 2pm:




Monday 13th May – Tuesday 14th May 

CAVC Trowbridge Campus (CF3 IXZ)

Wednesday 15th May – Thursday 16th May

CAVC City Road Campus (CF24 3AD)

Friday May 16th

Jasmine Centre, Ely (CF5 5BQ)

Monday 20th May – Tuesday 21st May

CAVC Colcot Road, Barry (CF62 8YJ)

Wednesday 22nd May       

County Hall, Cardiff (CF10 4UW)                             

Thursday 23rd May

Llanishen Leisure Centre (CF14 5EB)

Friday 24th May – Friday 31st May

CAVC Cardiff Construction Training Centre, Dumballs Road (CF10 5FE)