WJEC Opens Its Doors To Locals

WJEC Cardiff

WJEC CardiffWJEC’s headquarters in Llandaff is a building you can’t miss and in September members of the public will be able to have a tour of the site as part of the Open Doors project.

As one of the UK’s main awarding bodies, WJEC provides examinations, assessment, professional development, educational resources, and access to youth arts activities. Jonathan Adams, the architect behind the striking building by Llandaff Fields will lead a tour on Tuesday 17th September from 11.00am.

The development was completed in 2010 and occupies an important gate-way site alongside Cardiff’s busiest road, Western Avenue. It was designed to fit alongside WJEC’s old building, so that the organisation could move from the old to the new building without any break in their vital operations.

The design reflects the duality of the site: the dual carriageway to the north and Llandaff Fields to the south. The distinctive exterior is inspired by the pattern of multi-coloured stonework that is synonymous with Llandaff, and it incorporates the stone of older buildings and boundary walls that previously stood on the site.

Other Open Doors projects are planned in the Llandaff area including the Friends of Llandaff Cathedral Open Day which will start following the WJEC tour.

To book a place on the tour, please contact dafydd.wyn@wjec.co.uk. Booking is essential as spaces are limited.

For more details about all Open Doors projects, please visit www.opendoorsdays.org.uk.

Further information about WJEC can be found at www.wjec.co.uk.

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