Images and Plans

Our sustainable and ambitious plans will revive and transform the Old College - a glorious, yet underused building, into a beacon of opportunity for the University, its students, staff, visitors, the local community, and the whole of Wales.

Forgotten how vast the Old College is?  
Visualise this extensive space by watching this fly-through video.

The images below offer a preview of the plans for the Old College.  
For further details, see our Old College Look Book.


Atrium & Function Room

An impressive and welcoming space, providing access to all seven floors of the Old College, the 31 hotel rooms and a new rooftop function room with stunning sea views.

Community Engagement  

Students and the local community will benefit from major inspirational events and blockbuster exhibitions usually only seen in big cities, in partnership with:

  • National Museum Wales
  • Hay Festival
  • National Library of Wales

Meetings & Dialogue

A flagship project and the UK’s first Centre for Dialogue in a unique ‘in-the-round’ setting aiming to enhance and develop young people’s proficiency in constructive dialogue - a key skill identified in the world of work.

The Centre will be a space for discussion and debate for:

  • Clubs and societies
  • External youth organisations
  • Local, national, and international conferences

World of Knowledge

To inspire learning that is accessible to all – and will include a:

  • University Museum
  • Centre for Science
  • 24-hour safe student study spaces ideally positioned in the middle of town

Enterprise & Innovation

A Business Enterprise Hub for young entrepreneurs in creative and digital businesses, that will provide:

  • Inclusive spaces designed to encourage new start-ups
  • Inspire and empower individuals to start their own business
  • Boost the local economy