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Coleg Y Cymoed Ystrad Mynach – renovation

Ystrad College renovationBrecongate are pleased to have assisted with a new venture for Coleg Y Cymoed, Ystrad Mynach renovating an existing bungalow at their Ystrad Mynach campus for use by less able bodied students.

The bungalow is a training centre specifically for the less able bodied students where they can learn skills to live independently. The bungalow was adapted to comply with part M building standards and to achieve this all internal walls were removed to widen corridors with the kitchen and bathroom also adapted for disabled use .

In addition, all doorways were widened and front and rear access doors replaced with low level thresholds for ease of access. Disabled ramps were also installed to the back and front ensuring the users had access to all part of the property including the garden.


Coleg-y Cymoedd – New Robotics Suite located in B Block at the Nantgarw Campus .

Robotics suite Nantgarw campusThe College is seeing a rise in artificial intelligence and automation that crosses nearly every sector. The newly constructed Robotics suite is going to be hugely important to the up and coming engineers of the future.

This construction project required a complete change of room use requiring significant infrastructure changes. Brecongate were asked to deliver a room design that was functional whilst offering an industrial modern look.  Brecongate has achieved this by using galvanised metal work supports for the mechanical & electrical services, along with a concrete effect suspended ceiling grid system.

When you first visit this new facility you will immediately notice the new large viewing window which allows students/visitors to actually witness the Robotics in action.  Also added was a high output LED spot light track system for directional light in each of the robotic pods. The general lighting was also up graded to LED meeting the BS-12464 office compliant low glare LED energy efficient luminaires.

The installation included a portable pneumatics supply feeds to each pod unit.

Click on the photos below to see the finished Robotics suite.


Coleg y Cymoedd – Nantgarw Campus ( B-Block Male staff toilet refurbishment)

Brecongate have now completed the refurbishment of toilets within the Nantgarw campus and this included a full refurbishment of the existing dated and defective plumbing and drainage systems.

All the plumbing was replaced and TMV 3s added for protection. In addition an existing toilet cubicle was removed in order to make a wider cubicle for the male lecturers, so they can get changed after they cycle to work. All the tiling, flooring and IPS installation was also undertaken throughout the project.