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We have designed a place for creativity and collaboration.

The Social Science Research Park (SPARK) has been developed as part of the University's £300m Innovation Campus on Maindy Road.

spark 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 include:

  • an exhibition area
  • high-quality catering
  • recreational spaces
  • visualisation lab
  • Ground floor cafe

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.

Find out more about the SPARK centres and groups.