Cardiff and Vale College – Health & Beauty

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is one of the largest colleges in the country, with 20,000 students and 900 members of staff.

Cardiff and Vale College

In August 2011, Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren, two established and successful Further Education colleges, merged to create Cardiff and Vale College.

Swanmac Ltd have just recently completed the fit out of black Silent Gliss 6100 curtain tracks and curtains in the hair & beauty facility at CAVC and roller blinds throughout all the teaching rooms.


When Cardiff and Vale College was created, a vision was set out to transform learning across the capital region of Wales,” said Mike James, its principal and chief executive.

“As part of this, the college produced a 10-year capital development programme to create sector-leading learning environments for the community throughout Cardiff and the Vale.

“Over the next decade, this ambitious and exciting proposed plan will see us working with partners, securing funding and developing centres for learning that are second to none.

The Welsh government’s Education Minister Leighton Andrews said this type of building is what is needed to prepare students for employment or higher education.

He added: “The £20m that we are providing towards the cost of CAVC Canal Parade will help transform the delivery of further education and training across Cardiff and the Vale.

“When completed, this impressive new building will become a focal point for learners, employers and communities, helping to drive forward economic activity within the region.”

Swanmac were pleased to be able to help with the CAVC forward vision by providing a professional shading solution for students and staff, installing the Solaris system 40 roller blind system.