CANOLFAN TIR GLAS CENTRE - UNIVERSITY OF WALES TRINITY SAINT DAVID
The Canolfan Tir Glas development will allow the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to act as a core organisation within the Lampeter and Ceredigion area, with its campus developed to become a cornerstone for any local transformation strategy.
Canolfan Tir Glas, a centre based on the area's relationship with its land, will include a series of independent units, such as a Business and Rural Enterprise Centre, the Wales Resilience Centre (closely linked to the Lampeter Resilience Hub) and a national Gastronomy Centre (based on the University of Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenza, Italy and The School of Artisan Food).
The project shall commission an independent company to carry out an Economic Impact Assessment on its plans, and appoint a qualified individual to undertake an engagement role on its behalf.
This project shall establish an infrastructure, which will allow co-operation and joint participation, increase confidence in the post Covid-19 era by encouraging a more innovative mind-set locally and establish a physical centre, which local people can benefit from e.g. fast broadband connection, resources for businesses, testing laboratories, sharing good practice etc.
Over time, following this project, Canolfan Tir Glas has the potential to operate as a bilingual post-16 training centre responding to the needs of learners and employers in the region in priority areas such as business, enterprise, leisure and tourism, agriculture, food and hospitability. The emphasis would be on the rural context and sustainable approaches in the future.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.