September 2013 saw the completion of the £5.25m development of B Block in Treforest, to create a new, modern and highly visible frontage for the University’s main campus.
The B Block project saw the re-designation of the university’s physical presence on Llantwit Road from a tired 1980s-esque polytechnic into a modern, distinctive higher education institution.
The project included the demolition of parts of the building to make way for enhanced student facilities, including a brand-new 304-seat, state-of-the-art lecture theatre.
Front and side aspects of the building, overlooking Ty Crawshay and Llantwit Road, have been transformed into an airy and spacious glass-fronted lobby area, visible to the public and providing an impressive aspect for students and visitors to the University.
The remainder of the building, B2 and B3, have been refurbished to create a series of new and modern multipurpose teaching facilities to enhance provision on our main campus. Flexible, open plan office space have been created for some support departments.
This development forms part of the University’s ongoing £130m investment in its campuses to create modern facilities for students and staff.