The Hadyn Ellis Building
The Hadyn Ellis Building will be a striking landmark development, at the heart of the Maindy Park research campus. The £30M Building is named in honour of its late Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hadyn Ellis.
The new building will act as the “front door” to Maindy Park. Architects have designed it to complement its neighbour, the University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences and to fit in with the nearby residential housing on Maindy Road. The building has been designed to be sustainable in both its building materials and energy consumption. An independent environmental assessment of the design has rated it “excellent.”
The Building will house highly advanced facilities for some of the University’s world-leading interdisciplinary scientific teams. The ground floor will include an attractive public area for lectures, displays and conferences about Cardiff University’s work. The public will be able to see the University’s research work at first hand and discuss it with academics.
Two of Cardiff University’s recently-launched Research Institutes will occupy laboratories in the building. They are:
The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute. The long-term ambition is to investigate whether new therapies targeted on cancer stem cells offer better survival rates than current treatments aimed at all the cells in tumours.
Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Institute. The Institute will put to work Cardiff’s breakthroughs on the genetic origins of brain diseases, understanding how exactly they change human behaviour and developing new therapies to counter such illnesses as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The building will also contain The University Graduate College, and The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics.