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New aerial footage of the new Swansea University Bay Campus has been released by land owner and lead developer of this £450m project, St. Modwen.  It offers a bird’s eye view of the first 1 million sq ft of Campus facilities now fully open. 

The footage includes the iconic Great Hall, which opened last month as a new home for art and culture and the extensive Engineering Quarter, the new hub for pioneering research and industry collaborations.  There is also the Bay Campus library, with its beach front views, plus the student accommodation with its associated retail facilities, being built in three phases to house 2,000 students by autumn 2017. 

Under the existing outline planning consent for the Bay Campus, capacity is allowed to deliver a total of up to 4,000 new student residences across the lifetime of this 10-year project build.  St. Modwen will continue to work closely in partnership with Swansea University to realise this end goal.   

Fast Facts:

  • Largest known knowledge economy project currently ongoing in UK and one of top five in Europe
  • Total estimated positive economic impact for the Swansea Bay City Region of c.£3bn with potential of up to 10,000 jobs* across 10-year project lifetime and beyond (Source: UK Contractors Report)
  • Contributes to University’s strategy to be in the top 30 Universities in the UK and the World’s top 200
  • Local impact to date: 170 contracts awarded within Wales and almost 7,000 jobs provided on site during the 26 month first phase of construction and over 4,000 weeks of training and skills provided on site
  • Unique in its contemporary campus planning approach – UK first
  • Long-term project with rolling programme of work.  Potential to double in development size in next five years

View the video here.