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Contractor signs in for Bridgend College campus

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Willmott Dixon has been chosen by Bridgend College for the £60M project, to build its new Town Centre Campus development.

The College is relocating from its current base at Cowbridge Road Campus to a site previously occupied by the former Police Station and a multi-storey car park at Cheapside, in the heart of Bridgend.

The new 13,000m² development, which Willmott Dixon was procured to build under the SEWSCAP 3 framework, will target being net zero in operation when it is completed in the summer of 2026.

Willmott Dixon is teaming up with Rio Architects on the new campus that will provide teaching and learning facilities for a wide range of courses for post-16-year old education in Bridgend. Encompassing two new buildings, it includes a 200-seat theatre, hair and beauty salons, recording and dance studios, design workshops and flexible meeting spaces.

Neal Stephens, Managing Director for Willmott Dixon in Wales, said: “We are delighted to be chosen for this transformational project in Bridgend.

“Our focus will be on supporting the ‘local pound’ by using regional supply chain partners where possible and working with students at Bridgend College to support their own learning journeys.”

The redevelopment is partly funded by the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning programme and will play a key role in the regeneration of Bridgend town centre, supporting local businesses and utilising public transport links into the town.

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