The project forms part of Cardiff University’s wider campus redevelopment programme which will see an additional 1,310 residential spaces created by 2022. Still in the initial design stages, the new student campus is likely to be made up of six bed clusters and will potentially use off-site construction techniques to help speed up the build.
The project will utilise building information modelling services to inform capital delivery and asset operation efficiency and is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Gleeds is providing project management services for the scheme under a sole consultant arrangement, which also comprises the appointment of the design team and cost consultant.
Simon Williams, Gleeds director in Wales, said: “With our strong track record in the higher education sector we feel we are best placed to deliver on the University’s aspirations for this exciting on campus new build scheme. Creating access to cutting edge facilities is crucial to keeping universities competitive, but it’s also vital to encourage more students to the area in order to help support the local workforce and economy in the years to come.”
As one of the world’s top 100 universities, Cardiff has been investing heavily in its facilities over the last few years as part of its wider campus redevelopment programme.