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Cardiff University (CU) is undertaking the construction of an innovation campus in Wales, the UK.
The project involves the construction of two educational buildings. The first building will house SPARK, a 12,000m2 social science research park, and a 12,000m2 innovation center. The second building includes the construction of two leading scientific research establishments - the Institute for Compound Semiconductors and Cardiff Catalysis Institute.
It includes the construction of a research facility, a bridge connecting Cardiff Business School with the Innovation Campus, a research institute for compound semiconductor technology, parking space and other related facilities.
CU received US$17.8 million funding from the Welsh Government.
In December 2014, CU received approval for the campus master plan from the Universitys Council.
IQE plc has been appointed as supply contractor for semiconductor wafers for the project.
On March 25, 2015, CU received US$25.8 million funding from the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities.
On June 22, 2015, CU issued tenders in two tranches and with separate lots calling for architects, master planners and principal designers; project managers, cost consultants, civil and structural engineers and mechanical, electrical and public health engineers with submission deadline as July 20, 2015.
In October 2015, BDP Bristol has been appointed as master planner and HawkinsBrown as architect for Innovation Central building and HOK as architect for Translational Research Facility comprising the Cardiff Catalysis Institute and Institute for Compound Semiconductors.
In January 2016, CH2M Hill, Inc has been appointed as mechanical, electrical, structural and civil consultants; Faithful+Gould as cost engineer; and BuroFour as project manager.
In November 2016, project secured final approvals from the Cardiff City Council.
On December 16, 2016, Kier selected as the preferred contractor.
In January 2017, Kier Group was appointed as a contractor for site preparatory works.
In May 2017, site preparatory works on the first phase has been completed.
Tender works are underway for the construction contractor.
The project involves the construction of two educational buildings in Cathays, Cardiff, the UK.
The US$374 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 12,000m2 social science research park
2. Construction of a 12,000m2 innovation center
3. Construction of a research facility
4. Construction of a bridge connecting Cardiff Business School with the Innovation Campus.
5. Construction of a research institute for compound semiconductor technology
6. Construction of parking space
7. Construction of other related facilities
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