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Designed by award-winning architects Hawkins\Brown, the building will work with business and society to create, test and incubate new initiatives.

Globally connected, the vibrant hub will nurture partnerships between entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional advisers, academics and students.

An attractive and stimulating environment designed to encourage out-of-the-ordinary creative thinking and the exploration of new possibilities.

Featuring commercial units and lab space for spin-outs and start-ups, spark will house facilities that help us work with collaborators to bring ideas to life – with a RemakerSpace and visualisation centre.

A key component of spark is the social and shared space to produce an environment that encourages creativity, innovation and collaboration.

A door to innovation

The spark building will be built on the Maindy Road site as part of the Innovation Campus. It will house two facilities, both working with business and wider society to make great ideas a reality.

The design includes cafes and creative areas, public open spaces, and car parks.

Find out more about working with us

Inside the new Innovation Centre

Cardiff Innovations@sbarc

Providing companies with the resources and support to encourage growth with confidence.


Social Science Research Park

Our mission is to develop innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborative research activity.

In brief

  • Work began: 2018
  • Work due to be completed: 2021

By its very nature, innovation involves risk and uncertainty. The Innovation Centre will mitigate both by promoting an inclusive and collaborative ethos of innovation.

Professor Kevin Morgan Professor of Governance and Development

Interested in working with us or relocating your business? Contact:

Sally O'Connor