Translational Research Facility

Architect's impression of the interior atrium of the Translational Research Facility.

Designed by global architects HOK, the Translational Research Facility will be home to two institutes with the expertise needed to transform industry.

The Translational Research Facility is part of our £300m Innovation Campus master plan to transform the Maindy Road site.

The 129,000-sq-ft. research hub will accommodate two world-leading institutes: the Cardiff Catalysis Institute and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors.


Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Our state-of-the-art catalysis facility supports world leading research in chemical sciences.

Institute for Compound Semiconductors

Providing facilities to help researchers and industry work together, this Institute will position Cardiff as the European leader in compound semiconductors.

In brief

  • Work started: 2018
  • Work due to be completed: TBC
  • Cost:  £77m