Cardiff building seeks views

The design of a purpose-built facility for Cardiff University's Schools of Computer Science and Mathematics is out for consultation

Cardiff University is consulting on plans to develop a new 10,000m2 purpose-built to bring together the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the School of Mathematics.

The site – on the Cathays campus – was selected following a feasibility study taking into account location, availability, size and public transport links.

Professor Rudolf Allemann, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, said: “Due to the popularity of these subjects, the computer science and mathematics schools have begun a programme of expansion of student numbers which will result in them outgrowing their current homes at the start of the 2020/21 academic year.

“We want to take this opportunity to develop a building that brings the Schools together to enable further joint degree schemes at the cutting edge of both disciplines, and allow development in new areas of research such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, data science and deep learning.”

The six-storey building is being designed by architects Stride Treglown, in conjunction with design studio, Adjaye Associates.

The design will feature landscaping and improved pedestrian links, including a plaza adjacent to Cathays Station ticket office.

Consultation on the plans runs until 24 August 2018, and full information and the draft planning documents can be found at: cardiffuniversitycsm.info. Following the consultation, a planning application will be submitted to Cardiff City Council.