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Glyndwr University enters £60m plan to transform main campus building

20 Apr 2021 2 minute read
Glyndwr University

Liam Randall, local democracy reporter

Glyndwr University has entered plans to transform part of its main campus building in Wrexham.

The university previously revealed proposals worth £60m to improve its facilities, including the Plas Coch campus on Mold Road.

It now wants to convert a corridor used as offices for its staff into teaching space.

The university said the internal works had been designed to retain all the historical features of the building and to remove any modern additions.

In documents submitted to Wrexham Council, architects acting on the university’s behalf said: “The main Plas Coch campus is the iconic building that is the centre piece of the university.

“B corridor is accessed from the main foyer building which is the focal point to the arrival experience of all building users and visitors alike.

“This main campus building is currently used by a number of academics as private office accommodation.

“As part of a wider site master planning exercise, the strategic relocation of the staff in this location and the re-purposing of this space is giving the student experience a home right in the heart of the campus where it should be.”

They added: “The scope of this project is looking to create a number of interventions to enable the internal space to be used as flexible, futureproofed teaching facilities that will bring an animated frontage to the campus and hope to bring the Mold Road elevation to life.

“The proposal will look to removal all non-historical works that will be closer to the original intended form of this elevation.”

They added the learning spaces will have an open design to encourage interaction between students and staff.

The local authority is expected to make a decision on the proposals at a later date.

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