Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cardiff School of Technologies Building

The new CST building offers an environment designed with students at its heart. It features a suite of dedicated high-tech labs situated around an open learning area, a research hub for PhD students, and office space for lecturers and staff.

The open learning and social spaces in the building provide a home for Technologies students to hang out with peers, network and study in an informal setting.

Each dedicated high-spec laboratory will be designed to facilitate hands-on learning, covering all aspects of technology from computer programming to electronic embedded controllers, from the manipulation of large volumes of data to gain insights using AI, to the programming and development of micro controllers.

Research students benefit from a dedicated hub and office space and are fully integrated with the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.

Display areas allow temporary exhibitions of student work and research undertaken within the School, and provide long-term displays of technology evolution. The new School of Technologies has created an innovative and stimulating environment to alert students and visitors to the infinite possibilities of technology development.

As the incumbent furniture supplier to the University we welcomed the opportunity to work with them on this exciting project.

Following engagement with the client we collaborated with architects Austin Smith Lord who designed the furniture layouts. We provided product specification including finishes and sample products before final plans were agreed. Stakeholders visited our showroom for two sample demonstration meetings and the BOF team helped to ensure final product choices met the brief but also were within budget.

The product specification included Symphony benching adapted for use in the labs and main office areas, black Bisley storage, Arlo mesh back chairs, Boss Design Deploy tables and Hemm Boothes in addition to products from Orangebox, Naughtone and Ocee Design.

“We are delighted with the look and feel of the new building and have received extremely positive feedback from the staff and student body.

We believe this is the best possible environment for the entire school and thank BOF for their valuable contribution to the project”

Prof J T Platts – Dean of Cardiff School of Technologies


Video below courtesy of Austin-Smith:Lord...