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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.
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Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff
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.