Amazing Eye-in-the-Sky look at the £450 million new Swansea University Bay Campus
7th April 2014
Swansea University’s new campus looks good from up here.
‘Here’ means from a bird’s eye view of the site off Fabian Way.
The new video shows progress on construction of Phase 1, which is due to open to students in September 2015.
It is being built on St. Modwen’s 65 acre former BP Transit site in Neath Port Talbot on the eastern approach into Swansea.
When complete, it will be one of the few global universities with direct access onto a beach and its own seafront promenade.
And in the video, which sweeps over sand dunes before arriving at the edge of the site, and then over it, you can really get a perspective for just what a spectacular location this is.
The £450 million campus will provide academic, and student accommodation and research space, the latter being in a series of agreements with international and national companies.
Development work will continue up until 2020, although the majority will be completed during the first phase of construction.
Colleges based at the Bay Campus include the College of Engineering and the School of Management.
There will be a Tower Information Centre which will be home to central support services for students, a state of the art library and resource centre, the Students’ Union, facilities and meeting rooms and a Great Hall which will house an auditorium for 800, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay towards Gower and Baglan Bay.
There will be extensive catering provision including cafes, bars and a restaurant, retail units including a mini market, a laundrette and cash points.
There will also be recreational sporting facilities and a beach, for all to enjoy.
Prosurv Consult are Employer's Agent and Project Managers working closely with Vinci Construction UK Limited and are fundamental in ensuring the successful delivery of the first phase by September 2015.