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  • £26.4m

    project value

  • 2020

    completion

  • 7,400m2

    floor area

A world-leading facility for bio-science research



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Specialist bio-science research facilities
  • Supports collaboration between business and academia
  • Innovation centre

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, BBSRC – part of UK Research and Innovation and Aberystwyth University, the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is set to be the largest development of its kind in Mid Wales in recent years.

Part of Aberystwyth University, the new campus will offer a range of high-quality facilities to support innovation, enabling the commercial enterprise to grow, prosper and drive economic growth in the food and drink, bio-processing and bio-technology sectors. Facilities will include; an analytical science centre, bio-refining centre, future food centre, seed biobank, and processing facility. It will also provide formal and informal meeting areas and office/laboratory accommodation for companies committed to innovation.

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Professor Elizabeth Treasure, vice-chancellor of Aberystwyth University said:

“Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is an exceptional development that will bring new industry partnerships and jobs to the region. It is an example of the University working collaboratively to ensure that the excellent research carried out here – particularly within our Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) – acts as a catalyst for innovative practice which has an impact on the wider economy.’’

With a gross internal floor area of over 7,400m2, the impressive campus will feature a series of interconnected buildings. The building elevations will utilise a variety of external materials including brick, timber, and living walls and roof.

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Ian Jones, director of Willmott Dixon in Wales and The West said:

"The size and scale of the project is impressive, and highlights the University’s commitment to delivering world-class research and innovation facilities. We are confident that these world-class facilities will bring significant benefits to the University, Ceredigion and the country as a whole."