Cardiff University - National Software Academy

The Newport based National Software Academy has expanded and relocated to offices at Newport City Council’s Information Station in the city’s old railway station building in preparation for the 2018/19 academic year.

The award-winning academy, part of Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics, based in the centre of Newport, aims to develop the next generation of digital experts.

The move is to accommodate the growing numbers of students wanting to study a degree at the academy, which offers Software Engineering programmes that are heavily integrated with industry. The academy, which was previously based at The Platform building behind the railway station, has now moved across the tracks to take up a large space in Newport City Council’s Information Station.

The new facilities will help the academy expand teaching facilities and provide students with a study space that mimics a workplace environment and integrate industry working practices.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Cardiff University, Professor Rudolf Allemann, said:

“The expansion of the National Software Academy is a clear sign of success. I’m delighted that the University has been able to maintain a presence in Newport and therefore continue to forge a strong relationship between our two great cities.”

“The move will allow the academy to build on the foundations it has already laid and continue to attract the best businesses from across Wales, the UK and the rest of the world.”
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“We were pleased with the final choice and installation of the furniture provided by BOF for the National Software Academy in Newport."

Nigel Powdrill - Project Manager

Estates & Campus Facilities,

Cardiff University


BOF worked with Atkins Global architects in Cardiff to specify a selection of products from Vitra and our own University approved ranges ensuring the final design met the clients brief, budget and expectations.