Go-ahead for £50m Cardiff Uni student union hub

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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The City of Cardiff Council has granted planning permission for Cardiff University to begin construction on a £50m landmark building at the heart of its Cathays Campus.

Cardiff University Student Life Centre has been designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Cardiff University Student Life Centre has been designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The Centre for Student Life is part of a major investment in the student experience and part of the biggest campus upgrade in a generation.

This latest consent follows city planners’ approval of the latest phase of the University’s £300m Innovation Campus in mid-November.

Together the two new buildings, costing £135m, will bring researchers, businesses, public sector backers and students together to unlock.

The student centre will create a central hub for student support services as well as offering modern, flexible social learning spaces and a technology-rich 550-seat lecture theatre.

The Centre for Student Life will make support services more accessible to students, including those based outside Cathays Park.

Construction work is due to start in 2017 and the Centre is due to be completed for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

 

 

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