Planning permission granted for £45m new CAVC Canal Parade Campus
Ambitious plans for a £45m new Cardiff and Vale College site in Canal Parade have been given the green light by Cardiff Council.
The Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve proposals for the new campus in the heart of the city’s enterprise zone last night (17.07.13), saying it would kick start regeneration in the area.
Building on what will become the largest construction project in Cardiff will now begin later this year. The new campus will be completed in time for students to start their courses in Autumn 2015.
The 16,000sqm site, which has excellent public transport links and is designed with sustainability at its heart, will provide world class facilities for 2,300 students and 350 staff. While it will bring together many College activities under one photovoltaic roof, CAVC will still continue its work across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Councillors on the planning committee praised the design as “fabulous”, “striking” and said that it was “a statement” compared to many developments in the area.
The South Wales Echo quoted committee chairman Michael Michael as saying: “It will enhance the landscape of Cardiff as a whole and we hope that this will be the start of our ambitious plans for the area.”
Watch this space for more news about Canal Parade as the development progresses.