Brecon councillors welcome transferal of old library to college group

By Ariane Brumwell   |   Reporter   |
Friday 13th May 2022 7:00 pm
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Cllr Dorrance and Cllr Meredith inset over a photo of the old library on Ship Street
Cllr Dorrance and Cllr Meredith inset over a photo of the old library on Ship Street (Welsh Labour and Google Street View )

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Brecon’s Powys County Councillors have welcomed the news that buildings in the town have been transferred to the Neath Port Talbot College Group.

The old Ship Street Library and Watton Mount have both been transferred from Powys council to the NPTC college group with the aim of turning them into a campus for the town centre.

The recently elected Brecon councillors - Matthew Dorrance, Liz Rijnenberg, David Meredith and Chris Walsh - released a joint statement.

They said: “We welcome the completion of this transfer which will help ensure two important sites in the town are brought back into use for future generations. 

“We are very pleased that Neath Port Talbot College Group plans to develop the buildings for education and learning and we look forward to working with them and the community to help move Brecon forward together.”

The college group will transfer its Brecon Beacons campus from its current location in Penlan to the town centre for a “university feeling” campus, leading to highly resourced, fit for 21st Century education to be delivered in Brecon.

The buildings will be refurbished by NPTC Group of Colleges, which also previously took over the former Tourist Information Centre in the old Cattle Market carpark, to house interactive technologies and state-of-the-art spaces for several areas of study.

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