The National Eisteddfod architecture gold medal winner this year are working with a well-known international practice in order to create a new centre for excellence at Cardiff University. This new facility is expected to cost £23 million and will lead to the construction of a joint home for the School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science & Informatics.
Collaborating on the project is Stride Treglown Architects and Adjaye Associates, founded by Sir David Adjaye OBE. In April Sir David was named the world’s most influential architect by Time magazine as well as being featured in their 100 most influential people of 2017 list.
Cardiff University is recognised as one of the leading teaching and research universities in Britain in independent government assessments. At the moment, the two school departments are in separate locations, with the proposed facility bringing them together. It has not been decided yet exactly where this new School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science & Informatics will be located.
Arcadis, the design and consultancy company has been selected to lead the design and the construction of the 10,000 square meter facility. The new facility is expected to be completed in 2021. The new centre is being constructed as a part of the largest campus upgrade of Cardiff University for a generation. The University is thought to be investing £600 million in order to secure the future of the university. Part of this investment will see the creation of a £300 million Innovation Campus, £260 million will be spent on improving their student experience and £40 million will be put into a number of different incentives that will promote growth in the economy and the industry.
Building the new home for the School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science & Informatics will deliver an amazing new home for the two disciplines in the middle of the University campus. Putting the two schools in the same building will create an academic environment that will benefit innovative teaching as well; as improve high-impact interdisciplinary research.