Work due to start on flagship building later in 2017
Leading construction company BAM has been named as preferred bidder to carry out pre-construction services for Cardiff University’s £50m landmark Centre for Student Life.
The Centre for Student Life is a major investment in the student experience and part of the University’s biggest campus upgrade in a generation.
Work is due to start later in 2017 and the new facility, a partnership with the Students’ Union, is expected to be completed for the 2019/20 academic year.
The 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.
It will make support services more accessible to students, including those based outside the Centre’s Cathays Park location.
Professor Amanda Coffey, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards, said: “We welcome the appointment of BAM and look forward to working with them to create an outstanding facility that will benefit students, staff and the city of Cardiff.
“To maintain our status as one of the top universities in the country, it is vital that we are able to compete with the very best institutions and provide facilities of the highest standard.
“The Centre is part of an ongoing £600m investment in our campus, including £260m to provide world leading facilities for our students.”
We welcome the appointment of BAM and look forward to working with them to create an outstanding facility that will benefit students, staff and the city of Cardiff...." Professor Amanda Coffey, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards
The Centre was designed by award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios which has a formidable track record with high-profile public buildings.