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Redevelopment of Grade 2 Listed Caerleon College

Newport, South Wales

Caerleon College was completed on an elevated site to the north of the centre of Newport in 1914. The elegant Edwardian teaching block also includes a number of lodges which frame the main building. The original buildings have been Grade 2 listed by CadW, for their special architectural interest as well as being a well-preserved example of early 20th century education architecture.


Architecture, Conservation


Refurbishment, Residential


Est. £9M


5000 sq m



Following the final relocation of college education services to a new city centre location in 2014, LHC were commissioned to design proposals for the reuse of the existing buildings, as part of a wider mixed-use masterplan. A scheme is being designed to convert the former college into approximately 50 apartments, together with a residents’ lounge and a community facility.

The development will provide luxurious living within an historic building, with the proposals to retain and enhance many of the original Edwardian features. The application for Listed Building Consent, including Heritage Report with full Impact Assessment, has been prepared by LHC.

The Grade 2 listed buildings form the focus for the LHC wider scheme, which emphasises the formal axis of the historic centre and draws on the distinctive Roman heritage of Caerleon in its formal arrangement of buildings and spaces.

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