Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, BBSRC – part of UK Research and Innovation and Aberystwyth University, the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is set to be the largest development of its kind in Wales in recent years.

Building upon Aberystwyth University’s strengths and celebrated research expertise, the new campus will offer a range of high-quality facilities to support innovation, enabling commercial enterprises to grow, prosper and drive economic growth in the food and drink, biotechnology and agri-tech sectors. Facilities will include an Advanced Analysis Centre, Biorefining Centre, Future Food Centre, and Seed Biobank. It will also provide formal and informal meeting areas and workshop and laboratory space for companies wanting to innovate to develop new products and services.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University said:

“Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is an exceptional development that will bring new industry partnerships and jobs to the region. It is an example of the University working collaboratively to ensure that the excellent research carried out here – particularly within our Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) – acts as a catalyst for innovative practice which has an impact on the wider economy.’’

With a gross internal floor area of over 7,400m2, the impressive campus will feature a series of interconnected buildings. The building elevations will utilise a variety of external materials including brick, timber, and living walls and roof.

Visitors will visit the whole project and can ask questions about all aspects of the build.

Works that can be seen at Open Doors week are expected to be:

Internal fit-out on each floor and also finishing off external cladding and external works. 

Address AIEC/AU
Plas Gogerddan,
Aberystwyth University,
SY23 3EB
SY23 3EB


Parking available yes

Parking is available - 5 minutes walk from site. 

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 14
Register by March 17, 2020
School, college, dwp Open to groups and individuals
Minimum group size No minimum
Maximum group size 14 spaces
Disabled Access yes

We endeavour to accommodate every person who would like to visit our projects. This is a live construction site, we may have some restrictions that affect access or levels, please let us know your requirements in advance so that we can plan your visit.

Child Restrictions yes

We endeavour to accommodate every person who would like to visit our projects. If you are bringing a baby or toddler please be aware that we may have some access restrictions, a baby carrier may be more suitable than a pushchair.

Please ensure that all children under the age of 16 are accompanied by an adult. 

Marie-Claire Overton

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