Case Study

CUBRIC, Cardiff University

High performance glazing for world leading research centre


Architect: IBI Group

Main Contractor: BAM

Lusso Interiors Glazed Partitioning

The £44m state of the art Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) brings together world-leading expertise in brain mapping with the very latest in brain imaging and brain stimulation. This multi award-winning project is home to the Clinical Research Facility and is part of Cardiff University’s Maindy Park site.

Cubric Building Glazed Partitions

Collaborative Design

The new building is four times larger than the old facility, meaning staff from different departments now benefit from being housed under one roof, allowing for increased collaboration and innovation. Research carried out at the centre aims to help scientists understand the causes and find treatments for brain changes that lead to disordered cognition and mental health issues.

Stylish Interior

This hub offers a range of facilities including an NHS standard medical suite with drug trial unit, specialist scanning suites, laboratories, office accommodation and large seminar facilities within an open-plan environment. For the interior, architects, IBI Group, chose rich materials such as wood, bold colours and geometric shapes which were complimented by Lusso’s glass partitioning. This has created a professional yet welcoming space.

Cubric Building Glazing
Cubric Cardiff University Glazed Partitions

Inspirational Space

In keeping with the design, Lusso installed stylish double glazed frameless partitions for offices and meeting rooms. Fitted with interstitial blinds, users can create privacy whenever needed. The use of glazed partitions also makes best use of the natural light and creates an inclusive space. Lusso also installed bespoke vision panels with specialist glass for the scanning suites. The overall effect is an inspirational space for research and innovation at an international level.

Lusso Products

Systems and products utilised for this project:

Lusso High Acoustic Glazing

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Lusso High Acoustic Glazing

Lusso installed high acoustic glazing for areas requiring increased soundproofing. Further information can be found through the link below.

Lusso 105 Double Glazed Frameless

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Lusso 105 Double Glazed Frameless

Lusso 105 frameless double glazed system was installed using interstitial blinds for privacy. Further information on this product can be found through the link below.