Bouygues UK is building a new state-of-the-art Campus for Cardiff University , which will feature two new buildings driving innovation - Innovation Central and the Translational Research Facility.
Innovation Central, designed by award-winning architects Hawkins\Brown, will house SPARK, the world’s first social science research park, and the Innovation Centre – a creative space for start-ups, spin-outs and partnerships. The vibrant hub will nurture partnerships between entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional advisers, academics and students.
The IC Building comprises of a number of different types of accommodation, which can be broken down into the following categories:-
Social Science Research Teams 2529m2
Innovation Centre 3117m2
Ground-floor Auditorium 360m2
Meeting rooms 723m2
The Translational Research Facility, designed by global architects HOK, will be home to two world-leading scientific research establishments - the Institute for Compound Semiconductors and Cardiff Catalysis Institute.
The TRF comprises a number of different types of accommodation, which can be broken down into the following areas:
Laboratories (inc cleanroom) 4,400 m²
Offices 1,700 m²
Atrium and Informal Areas 600 m²
TRF comprises a 6-storey reinforced concrete frame, steel framed clean rooms, curtain walling, glazing and rainscreen cladding.
IC comprises a 5-storey reinforced concrete frame with a 5-storey feature staircase, steel framed public space, curtain walling, glazing and rainscreen cladding.
Both core buildings feature a combination of 5 & 6 storey reinforced concrete frames, steel frames, curtain walling, rain screen cladding, with public realm areas.
One year on from Open Doors in March 2019, when only the groundworks were visible, visitors will now see a transformed site with 4 of the 5 main buildings well underway by March 2020.
The exterior of those buildings will have most of their cladding, curtain walling and glazing already fitted.
Internal fit-out works will be the main focus of works on site at that point in time.
The site will be at it's peak production with approximately 300+ workers on site.
|Address||Bouygues UK Site Offices
Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff
The site is located half-way along Maindy Road, which is easily access from the A470 and A48.
|Length of Visit||1 and Half Hours|
|Maximum Group Size||12|
|Register by||March 17, 2020|
|School, college, dwp||Open to groups and individuals|
|Minimum group size||No minimum|
|Maximum group size||12 spaces|
All children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.