Postgraduate Teaching Centre

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The £13.5 million Postgraduate Teaching Centre opened in late 2014 and is part of the Cardiff Business School.

In brief

  • Completed: September 2014
  • Cost: £13.5m
  • Architects: Boyes Rees Architects
  • Contractors: ISG

The Centre has two marquee lecture theatres (with lecture capture facilities), 12 flexible and reconfigurable seminar/teaching rooms, two postgraduate common rooms, the fully-equipped and self-contained executive education suite and a high-tech trading room. The trading room is a 56-seat capacity trading floor, the largest in Wales.

The building has a large central atrium with coffee shop and seating areas ideal for group collaboration, networking or unwinding between lectures.

The exterior finish includes a five-colour, vertically stacked terracotta rainscreen cladding, along with buff brick, curtain walling and powder-coated aluminium doors and windows.

Sustainable design

The development has a range of green architectural design features including:

  • twin skin façade which acts as an acoustic screen and allows natural ventilation
  • photovoltaic panels which provide 10% of the energy
  • green roof areas to aid biodiversity.