New building is part of £600m campus upgrade

David Adjaye’s practice is teaming up with Stride Treglown Architects to create a £23m home for Cardiff University’s School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science & Informatics.

The new 10,000sq m building is part the university’s £600m upgrade of its campus which will bring the separately housed schools under one roof.

It is hoped that bringing the two schools together will provide opportunities for greater collaboration and world-leading research, as well as the provision of new study programmes to enhance student experience and improve employment prospects

Consultant Arcadis is leading the design and construction of the new facility, which is scheduled to complete in 2021.

Adjaye Associates director of UK & global projects Lucy Tilley said: “This is an exciting opportunity to create a dynamic platform for inter-disciplinary collaboration, research and innovation.”

Pierre Wassenaar, director at Stride Treglown, added: “We are natural collaborators, and it seems particularly appropriate that a building that will bring together two schools for the first time will be designed in partnership by two practices.”