We are designing a place for creativity and collaboration.

The Social Science Research Park (SPARK) is being developed as part of the University's £300m Innovation Campus on Maindy Road. It will form part of the Innovation Central building.

SPARK will be a communal space that removes barriers and promotes face-to-face interaction. Attractive and stimulating, it is designed to inspire the out-of-the-ordinary thinking we need for the complex challenges of our time. It will be a new resource for the University to engage with its community and the wider public.

Innovation Central will be a hub for interaction between the University and its partners.

An environment for open dialogue, shared spaces will support SPARK's mission to promote inter-disciplinarity and the co-production of knowledge.

Facilities will include:

  • an exhibition area
  • high-quality catering
  • recreational spaces
  • visualisation lab.

Alongside these will be labs for the study of computational social science, behaviour and innovation, as well as secure data facilities and flexible meeting rooms.

The building will act as a hub for social science research across the University, hosting our visitors and external research partners in a location perfect for creative events.