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 Architects are an affable bunch of people, easy to work with yet still very professional. That’s especially useful for clients who aren’t used to the everyday business of design, contractors and tenders. They approach the job and client as you would like to think you would do yourself with anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

Daniel Shaw

Torch Theatre General Manager