Aberystwyth University’s historic Pantycelyn student hall of residence is set to undergo a major renovation project. Delivering the £16.5 million scheme, which will see the 1951 building restored, is contractor Morgan Sindall.
Included in the projects is the sympathetic external renovation, along with internal refurbishments spanning 70,000 sq ft. The work will create contemporary, en suite bedrooms, with high-speed internet access for up to 200 students. Communal catering and laundry facilities, as well as study and leisure spaces will be available for use by both students and the local community.
“We are delighted to be working with Morgan Sindall Construction on the redevelopment of Pantycelyn, and to bring to life once more a hall that has been the focus for the Welsh culture at Aberystwyth University for almost half a century. This project represents an investment in the future of Welsh speaking students for generations to come and a unique addition to the excellent portfolio of student accommodation we offer here at Aberystwyth. We are also grateful to Welsh Government for their support for the project, which will help enhance further the excellent student experience offered by Aberystwyth,” commented Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University.
Morgan Sindall Construction was awarded the high-profile project through the South and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction Framework (SEWSCAP), which it has held a place on for almost a decade.
Construction is set to begin on 03 June and will be completed in time for the new academic year in 2020.