Plans approved for latest phase of Cardiff campus

WCN Editorial Team 17 Nov 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The latest phase of Cardiff University’s £300M Innovation Campus has secured the green light from city planners.

The £135M fully-funded project will include the construction of two new buildings, each covering an area of 12,000sq m, and a bridge connecting Cardiff Business School with the Innovation Campus.

The campus will incorporate a range of facilities: the Institute for Compound Semiconductors, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, a social science research park named SPARK, and the Innovation Centre.

The development has been designed by Hawkins\Brown and HOK, working along with site masterplanners BDP and town planning consultancy DPP.

Martin Jones, BDP’s landscape architecture director, said: “The Campus fulfils a number of aspirations for Cardiff University and aims to facilitate world-leading scientific research, inter-disciplinary mixing and increase student opportunities in an environment that’s better for business.”

The Innovation Campus is the third phase of the development at the University’s Maindy Park campus. Work on the project is expected to begin in early 2017.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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