Lawray Architects lead regeneration plans of Old College on Aberystwyth’s seafront

14th June 2019 | Blog

Lawray Architects are delighted to have led a team that has  successfully secured planning consents this week for the regeneration of Old College on Aberystwyth’s seafront. The Old College is a Grade 1 listed building of national architectural and cultural importance which will also now benefit from Heritage Lottery funding.

To be part of the team that breathes new life into Old College, and be part of the story of such a prestigious building is a thrilling prospect.

From the outset, Aberystwyth University’s client team have shared their aspirational vision for the building. Once restored, it will provide new cultural, learning, and enterprise facilities for the University, the local community and the wider region, thereby generating  a sustainable asset that will once again be a hub of activity for the benefit of the University and the surrounding area. 

We eagerly look forward to developing the next stages of the project to deliver this vision


Lawray has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)