Cardiff-based tech hub to be extended

An office space home to a number of tech start-ups in Cardiff is to be extended by 7,000 sq ft.

It’s hoped that the expansion of Imperial House in Trade Street will encourage more tech start-ups to settle and do business in Wales.

Software consultancy Method4 moved into the office in 2005, but co-working space Indycube and web management firm DevopsGuys have since set up camp there.

Wales Office Minister Alun Chairns recently visited the hub to coincide with the announcement of the expansion and to get an insight into the growing Welsh tech scene.

He said: “The digital sector in Wales is growing rapidly – creating jobs, boosting economic growth and confirming our position as a hub of technology excellence.

“Innovative tech start-ups are at the heart of this growth and the majority of these stem from collaborative communities of entrepreneurs. Now is the time to shine the spotlight on this exciting technology cluster that is transforming Wales’s digital economy.

“Method4, based at Imperial House in Cardiff, invited IndyCube and DevOpsGuys to work in their building to create a hub of technological excellence and digital expertise that both new and established digital companies could benefit from.”

Christian Coates, managing director of Method4, added: “I was delighted to welcome the Minister to Method4 to announce plans for the development of a new 7,000sq.ft office space at Imperial House in Trade Street.

This space will be utilised by existing Imperial House tenants Method4, DevOpsGuys and IndyCube as we also look to welcome more tech and entrepreneurial businesses to join this growing community.”

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