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Location :
Year :
Client :
Merthyr Learning Quarter
Merthyr Tydfil
2007
University of Glamorgan
Project Description :

Rio Architects were appointed by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and the University of Glamorgan to undertake a feasibility study to explore the opportunities for a new Learning Quarter within the curtilage of the Merthyr College site.


The resultant Masterplan consolidates the development in the northern aspect of the site and configures the buildings in "fingers" radiating from the existing college building. The design necessitates whole scale remodelling of the existing college to present an appropriate state of the art facility reflecting the aspirations of the Learning Quarter project and its associated regeneration potential. A deliberate decision has been made to locate the community buildings such that they provide a high profile expression for the Learning Quarter facility as a "branded statement".


The Learning Quarter Masterplan incorporates the Rio designed workshop facilities that were completed in 2010.