Midlands Centre for Cyber Security

Construction of a £9M centre to fight cyber crime


Midlands Centre for Cyber Security

Speller Metcalfe has been contracted to build the new multi-million-pound Cyber Quarter: Midlands Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford.

Designed by Associated Architects, the scheme is a joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council and will be built at Skylon Park in the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

The centre will provide a three-storey research space and teaching building for the University of Wolverhampton’s Cyber Security Research Institute as well as providing tenanted office space for up to 20 local cyber security businesses. A full height glass atrium will provide a dual break-out space and function hall, alongside the main three storey building that will house business suites, innovation rooms, IT workshops and a ‘Cyber Range’ – a cutting edge facility that will defend against the global rise of hacking.

The shared facilities will allow private sector businesses to benefit from the university’s networks and expertise as well as make use of the centre’s specialist training rooms and laboratory spaces.

The project is set to reach BREEAM Very Good and is scheduled for completion in summer 2020.