Wales’ ‘Project of the Year’
28 April 2017
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) has received the Project of the Year accolade at the 2017 RICS Awards, Wales held last night.
The Project of the Year award is presented to the entry judged an excellent example of best practice by professionals working in both the built and natural environments.
The £44m brain research imaging facility, officially opened by HM The Queen in 2016 and unique within Europe, also picked up the Design through Innovation award at the event held at Cardiff and Vale College.
Delivered by CAPITA, IBI Group, and BAM Construction Ltd, on behalf of Cardiff University, the centre is a world-leader for research in areas such as psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience.
The centre, recently visited by Skills and Science Minister Julie James AM, includes multiple MRI scanning facilities, one of which is so powerful it has been compared to the Hubble Space Telescope, brain-stimulation equipment, sleep laboratories, drug-trial facilities, modern offices, and break-out spaces.
CUBRIC will compete against other regional winners for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in the respective categories at the national 2017 RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November in London.