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Former Rhymney College put up for sale by property agents JLL

The Whitbread Centre on the market after decision by Coleg y Cymoedd to close its Rhymney campus

CARDIFF, August 11, 2015 – Following the decision by Coleg y Cymoedd to close its Rhymney campus to students this summer, the property has now come to the market through property agents JLL.

For over 15 years, the college has operated from The Whitbread Centre, situated between Rhymney town centre and the Valleys Lines train station. Originally part of the Rhymney Brewery, the former warehouse and workshop complex was converted to a three-storey enterprise centre, totalling 28,885 sq ft, in the late 1990s.

The Whitbread CentreMainly comprising office and classroom accommodation, part of the complex also provided a vehicle workshop classroom within the attached warehouse facility.

This facility has now moved to Coleg y Cymoedd’s Ystrad Mynach campus whilst other courses are now run from the modern Nantgarw campus.

Chris Sutton, lead director of JLL in Cardiff, noted that the building’s very close proximity to the Valleys Lines offered potential for future uses. He said: “The decision by Welsh Government to press ahead with rail electrification should provide corridors of growth around Metro lines. The Whitbread Centre offers flexibility as to future uses from enterprise centre to alternative uses including religious, commercial and residential, subject to planning.”

The property is available freehold, with a quoting price of £595,000, or leasehold. Vacant possession is available from January 2016, following expiry of the lease to Coleg y Cymoedd.