Fferm Penglais welcomes first students
21 January 2015
Aberystwyth University has today, 21 January 2015, welcomed students to the first phase of its new student residences at Fferm Penglais.
Located immediately behind the existing award-winning Pentre Jane Morgan student village, Fferm Penglais is within easy walking distance of the University’s Penglais campus and Llanbadarn Centre.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Rebecca Davies, said: “I am delighted that students have been able to move in to their new accommodation at Fferm Penglais today, the first phase of delivery of our new student residences. The development is a significant investment for the University, and I am confident that the accommodation represents some of the best student accommodation available in the UK.”
On completion, Fferm Penglais will provide accommodation for 1000 students, with 100 studio flats.
A total of 236 students will be moving to Fferm Penglais during this week, with the site being fully occupied from September 2015.
Inspired by the landscape and architecture of rural Wales, the new development features a series of three storey buildings with flats for six or eight students living in self-catered accommodation.
Each building provides generous en-suite bedrooms, double kitchens and open plan lounge areas. The individual rooms are the largest available within the University’s residences, and offer students plenty of space for living and studying, with in-room hard wired and Wi-Fi internet access.
To further support learning and social activities, a central hub provides a range of social and learning facilities to support student life including launderettes, bike stores, a communal space for clubs and societies, and a cafe.
In addition to the beautifully landscaped environment, Fferm Penglais affords fantastic views across Cardigan Bay.
Rebecca Davies continued: “We recognise that the initial phase of the development has been delayed, due to construction issues involving Balfour Beatty. The University remains committed to ensuring that the accommodation provided at Fferm Penglais is of the highest possible standard, and has not compromised on quality.
“I would like to thank all the students for their support, and also thank all the team at the University who have worked to deliver an outstanding project. We now look forward to the completion of the site in September 2015, and welcoming more students to our excellent accommodation at Aberystwyth.”
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