Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area. This is in line with a bid to develop further employment and training opportunities in the region, in keeping with Welsh Government’s strategic priorities.
The Academy will be situated at our Pencoed Campus, accommodating parking for students and staff, as well as an external service yard adjacent to the new Engineering workshops.
The new building is to become the main reception area at our Pencoed campus and will maximise efficiency of space and explore opportunities for shared facilities between departments. Informal spaces for group study and social hubs will promote collaborative and social learning, making it a stimulating and enjoyable environment for our learners.
Close proximity to the M4, as well as Pencoed train station means that the Academy will be easily accessible to our learners and will attract those from further afield.
The Academy will be more than just an educational establishment, offering many benefits to the local community. These include evening and weekend adult learning as well as café facilities for public use. A multi-purpose lecture hall and conference facilities will be available for hire in a bid to support businesses in the local and wider community.