RMJM was commissioned to improve and expand the “learning landscape” in Merthyr through the redevelopment of the existing further education College facilities and the establishment of new facilities in the town centre. A critical element of this improvement initiative was the incorporation of the current 6th-form provision from across the four local high schools to the proposed new facility on the Merthyr College site.
The co-location enabled a broader spectrum of courses to be offered. Widening the curriculum offered was intended to increase levels of participation – opening new pathways to learning and encouraging individual growth through outreach as well as creating an attractive and accessible focus for the town and surrounding district. The project targeted a BREEAM rating of Excellent.