THESE are the first images of the new £1.2million community learning complex to be built at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi.
The facility will serve people in rural areas of north east Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s Prosperity for All vision to provide more education links in towns and villages across the country.
The two-storey hub will include IT and multimedia suites, workshops, classrooms, breakout spaces, a kitchen, offices and meeting rooms.
Work is to begin in 2020, and services at the Ruthin Road complex will be bilingual and family and community focused.
Cambria’s chief executive David Jones says the college – which has invested tens of millions of pounds in the last five years on revolutionary new buildings – will continue to boost the economy and create modern, innovative learning environments.
“Our Llysfasi site is in one of the most picturesque areas of North Wales, so it was important this hub complemented its surroundings while delivering the same ground-breaking, modern ‘look’ we are known for,” said Mr Jones.
“That has certainly been achieved in these designs, and more importantly it will be a functional, cutting-edge facility the people of Denbighshire and surrounding areas can be proud of.
“It looks amazing, and we can’t wait for work to start next year.”
He added: “The centre itself will support communities in north east Wales and have a broader geographical reach for some specialist provision, making education more accessible in more rural areas.
“Together with the Welsh Government and Denbighshire County Council we are also aiming to support businesses with valuable training and skills development in ICT, business, marketing, farm diversification and more.
“This hub will deliver a lot of the services and resources that are essential for rural growth, as well as learning, so we see it as being of huge benefit to our Llysfasi site and local communities.”