More than £10million has been earmarked for a major restoration of Aberystwyth University's iconic Old College.
The Grade I listed building first opened its doors to students in 1872, after being purchased by the University of Wales for just £10,000 using money donated by the local community.
Focus shifted away from the building in 1962, when the university moved to a newly built campus. But now funds generated by National Lottery players will allow for it to be restored and developed into a performance and gallery space for artists, musicians and exhibitions, as well as a cafe.
"These exciting plans to breathe new life into one of Wales' best loved historic buildings provide a significant and timely boost for the culture and economy of Aberystwyth", said Baroness Kay Andrews of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Wales.
It's hoped the work will be completed in time for the university's 150th anniversary in 2022.