PEOPLE are being asked to submit suggested names for a new £20 million purpose built learning centre in Torfaen.

The new six form centre will offer A-levels, level two and three vocational qualifications, foundation degrees and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

It will serve all pupils in the borough and will become the pathway for students into higher education.

Torfaen council and Coleg Gwent are in the process of choosing a name for it.

Councillor David Yeowell said: ‘We want pupils and the community to get involved in suggesting a name and we also want to understand the reasons behind the suggestions.

“We are looking for a name that will inspire and connect learners from across the borough and just as an aid, the final name will need to be bilingual so clever acronyms don’t always work.”

The consultation will run from June 4 to July 2 and the final name will be agreed by Coleg Gwent and the local authority.

The new name will be announced when construction starts in the next few months.

The new centre is replacing three English medium school sixth forms in the borough and will be managed and run by Coleg Gwent in partnership with the council.

The construction phase is expected to take 80 weeks and the new building will be handed over to the council and Coleg Gwent early in 2020 to allow pupil and parent tours of the new facilities.

Torfaen council is currently preparing to enter a long-term agreement with the Welsh Government to acquire nearly two acres of land at Grange Road. Several legal arrangements must be agreed before building can begin though, with the school expected to open in September 2020.

The council must be granted a licence to begin remedial works from June 18, with construction of the main build set to begin in the autumn.

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