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Hawkins\Brown's Cardiff Innovation Central moves to next phase\

We are thrilled that the Innovation Campus for Cardiff University is moving forward, with Bouygues now appointed as the contractor. We can't wait to get started as part of a fantastic team.

Cardiff Innovation Central will be the world's first social science research park, co-locating leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Within the 12,000 sq m building, there will be 2,800 sq m of commercial units for spin outs and start-up businesses. This will include 500 sq m of commercial wet lab space.

To support the social science research the building will integrate a secure ‘secret’ level data facility, a fabrication lab, a visualisation lab, and a TV studio. The ground floor will be a public space used to celebrate and communicate the vision. A key part of this is the ‘Play Box’, a flexible auditorium made up of big steps and pull-out flexible seating cubes which could host Ted X style events.

Completion is expected in 2021.

“Cardiff Innovation Campus is right at the heart of our long-term commitment to build social and economic prosperity in Wales for the benefit of all.”

Colin Riordan Vice-chancellor, Cardiff University

A short animation showing Cardiff Innovation Centre using Unreal Engine gaming technology.

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