Skip to content

Location Strategy: Aberystwyth Office

Related Links

Tell us if you want any of the documents on this page in an alternative format.
Sue Essex, Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services
On 15 August 2005, I announced that the location for the new Welsh Assembly Government office in mid Wales would be at Parc-Y-Llyn in Aberystwyth.

Work to identify a suitable design and contractor has progressed rapidly and I am pleased to announce that following an extensive procurement exercise the contract will be awarded to Carillion subject to finalising contracts.

The design reflects materials from Wales in its slate, zinc, copper and timber exterior.  The accommodation is for 7600 square metres of primarily open plan offices.   The building will attain a high standard of sustainable construction and meet BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) excellent standards.  It will be primarily naturally ventilated and energy will be provided via a range of sustainable and renewable solutions to reduce the buildings CO2 emissions.  Such solutions include; Biomass; Feature wind turbines; Solar water heaters; and rain water recovery.

A planning application is likely to be submitted towards the beginning of spring next year and if successful it is anticipated that construction will start shortly after and will take approximately 68 weeks.

This is a significant step in our plan to move more of the services directly provided by Welsh Assembly Government Departments closer to communities, thereby providing good career opportunities for the workforce in their local areas and better reflecting the diversity of the citizens of Wales.