Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC) is currently located in leased accommodation at Trinity Court, 21-27 Newport Rd, Cardiff. The College’s overarching aim is to provide a permanent new home for the College’s teaching space and boarding accommodation across the two chosen sites.
CSFC intend to sensitively convert and restore the Grade II listed buildings at Merchant Place and Cory’s Buildings (Site 1) to provide accommodation that meets the teaching needs, whilst also retaining and preserving the building’s heritage significance.
The aim at this site is to provide high quality teaching accommodation including sports facilities, amenity space, an exam hall and other ancillary facilities. The teaching accommodation will be for a total of 500 pupils of which 400 boarders and 100 will be day pupils. The Applicant is also proposing an innovatively designed auditorium on the roof of the new building which will add interest and provide a landmark for the College.
The land at Plot 5 (Site 2) will be developed to deliver architecturally, well designed new build accommodation for 400 boarders, ancillary parking and other facilities to support the education use. The college accommodation buildings will seek to maximise their development potential, whilst responding to the site constraints and wider context.