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Contest launched for Cardiff University student union

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Cardiff University has launched a design competition for an ‘iconic’ addition to its student union

Planned to complete by 2020, the ‘Centre for Student Life’ will be physically connected to the university’s existing student union on Park Place.

The new facility will provide a ‘one-stop shop for students’ where appointments with all university services can be arranged.

Informal social and learning spaces and a large events area for careers fairs and exhibitions will also be included.

Alongside designing the centre, the winning team will also work up plans to regenerate the existing student union and create a new pedestrian bridge to nearby Cathays Railway Station.

Plans to pedestrianize Park Place and ‘enclose’ the university’s Main Building courtyard will also be required.

The Centre for Student Life is the first phase of a £700 million campus redevelopment masterplanned by RMJM-offshoot mosescameronwilliams.

The Cambridge-based firm defeated Foster + Partners, HOK, Wilkinson Eyre, Allies and Morrison, Stride Treglown and Sheppard Robson to win the high-profile commission last year.

Five shortlisted teams will receive £5,000 each to participate in the latest competition’s second stage and the winner will receive the building commission.

The deadline for requests to participate is midday on 9 March.

How to apply

View the tender notice for more information

Contact details

Huw Price
Cardiff University
Procurement Services,
McKenzie House,
30-36 Newport Road
CF24 0DE

Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk



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