Cardiff Council Leader and Chief Executive visit CAVC's £45m Canal Parade development
The Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Phil Bale, the Council’s Chief Executive Paul Orders and Director of Economic Development Neil Hanratty have praised CAVC’s £45m new development at Canal Parade in the city centre.
The council chiefs were shown around tour by CAVC Principal and Chief Executive Mike James, Deputy Principal Mark Roberts, Chair of Governors Geraint Evans, Willmott Dixon Site Manager Darren Hancock, and Paul McCarthy, Chief Executive of property developers Rightacres.
At 16,000m2, the College’s Canal Parade development is currently the largest building project in Cardiff. In the heart of the city centre and just five minutes from Central Station, this new development will provide world-class learning facilities for individuals, communities and employers across the region. The College is working with the community to ensure that this new campus complements existing facilities and provides much-needed spaces and services.
Facilities will include world-class learning spaces and resources, a state-of-the-art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) centre, theatre and recording studio, training restaurants and salons, and first class conference space for hire to local employers and community groups. It is based in the heart of Cardiff’s Enterprise Zone and is expected to kick-start to the regeneration of the area.
Cllr Phil Bale said: “It was very exciting to see the progress that has been made to date on such an important project for the city. This is a high-quality designed, signature building that will do a great deal for this part of the city and for the people who will be coming here.”
Paul Orders said: “This development is an exciting statement of the College’s confidence for the future. It will represent a major addition to the education and community infrastructure in Cardiff, and it is all about creating fantastic learning environments that will have far-reaching, positive outcomes for the community.”