Ainsley Gommon Architects


Coleg Cambria


Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay


£1.5 million

Date Completed

Planning - Spring 2018

Development Overview

Planning permission has been granted for an 800m2 extension design to Coleg Cambria’s existing ‘Centre of Engineering Excellence’ building on their Deeside campus. The building, originally opened in 2002, is integral to Coleg Cambria’s offering as one of the largest colleges in Wales and the UK.

The Engineering building is located towards the south west of the campus and lies within the settlement boundary of Connah’s Quay. The centre extension will provide improved facilities for engineering students, including upgraded entrance, a new workshop for airbus apprentices and new teacher training spaces.

Open space to the east of the building will allow for extension alongside the original split level build, in keeping with the 3 metre level change across the site.
Proposed design will reconfigure two current courtyard parking areas and enclosed five-a-side pitch.

By following earlier curved roof design, the extension will mirror existing build and aims to increase connectivity, improving wayfinding paths to other college departments and increasing accessibility routes for disabled access.

Environmentally responsible methods of construction and materials will be used to provide an efficient, sustainable building. With an aim to achieve a Green Guide for Specification A+ and A ratings where possible, sustainability strategies will include dual flush toilets, low flow sanitary fittings and boiler plant, mechanical and electrical facility modifications and upgrades.