Campus investment

Innovation campus architect model
Architect's model showing a potential future vision for the Cardiff Innovation Campus.

Our £300M ambitious development plan for the new campus on the Maindy Road site will transform an area of Cardiff from a disused, former industrial space into a range of state-of-the-art facilities.

Already underway

The Hadyn Ellis Building is the first development on the site to be completed, bringing together experts in conditions such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and stem cell cancer research for the first time.

It will be followed by the new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). CUBRIC will become one of Europe's flagship facilities in brain research imaging.

Future plans

We are also investing in a further four new buildings, including the Translational Research Facility and Innovation Central.

There will also be a new footbridge over the railway line, linking Cardiff Business School to the new campus. This will not only benefit students and staff but the local community as a whole.

A design team (architects, cost consultants and engineers) have now been appointed. 

Development in detail

Exterior of the Hadyn Ellis Building

Hadyn Ellis Building

The Hadyn Ellis building brings together experts in conditions such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and stem cell cancer research for the first time.

Plans for the new CUBRIC building

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Work on the new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is the first milestone in our ambitious research and innovation capital development plan.

Student using CCI equipment

Translational Research Facility

These premises will be home to two world-leading institutes: one at the start of a groundbreaking journey in its field, the other already well established and looking to grow further.

Artist impression of a network of blue nodes, inter-connected with silver rods

Innovation Central

This building will house two facilities, both aiming to work with business and industry to turn our world-leading research into solutions for the real world.