Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)
The £44m state of the art Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) brings together world-leading expertise in brain mapping with the very latest in brain imaging and brain stimulation.
- Completed: June 2016
- Cost: £44m
- Architect: IBI Group
- Contractor: BAM Construction
The building, opened by Her Majesty the Queen, is a spacious, collaborative and sustainable environment. The interior focuses on rich materials such as wood, bold colours and geometric shapes to create a professional but relaxed space.
Research facilities include Europe’s most powerful brain scanner, the Siemens 3 Tesla Connectom MRI system, a specially adapted MRI scanner of which there is only one other in the world at Harvard University in the USA.
The building is home to the Clinical Research Facility, a purpose-built environment for patients and volunteers taking part in medical research and clinical trials. It includes a sleep lab and facilities for the study of cerebrovascular physiology.
- 4 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) labs
- 5 brain stimulation labs
- 10 cognitive method labs
CUBRIC’s mission is to understand brain and behaviour in health and disease through advanced imaging and cognitive methods.