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Cardiff University Considers More Student Accommodation

Posted by Richard Ward

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Cardiff University has revealed it will build a new six-storey centre for maths and computer science along with student accommodation with almost 650 beds.

The new facility for maths and computer science will be near the Students' Union in its Cathays Campus, which forms part of a £600 million investment into the future of the university over the next decade.

By combining the two schools under one roof, it is hoped new joint degrees can be formed along with new areas of research.

Cardiff University is also developing plans to build three blocks of purpose-built student accommodation for 646 students on the site of the former Brickyard Business Park in Gabalfa.

Prior to a formal planning application being submitted for both schemes, the university is undertaking a period of consultation.

Commenting on the proposals, 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 both 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."