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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and developer of the new £450m Swansea University Bay Campus, has confirmed construction group, Galliford Try, as the lead contractor that will be working on the the recently announced next £50m phase of student accommodation and major new student facilities at the development.

Work will commence on site next month to deliver an additional 545 student apartments for occupation in early 2016 as well as new facilities including a gym, sports hall, Student Union offices and meeting space, launderette and crèche. 

Richard Powell, St. Modwen’s construction manager responsible for overseeing this major South Wales project, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Galliford Try on board as the lead contractor for this important next phase in the Bay Campus development for Swansea University.  Galliford has a superb reputation, not only in construction expertise, but also in working with local supply chains to create employment opportunities for local people – something that has been a key priority for us, as land owner and overall site developer, from the project outset.”

Darren Arekion, managing director at Galliford Try, added:

“This development represents a tremendous opportunity for our business and we are excited to have been chosen by St. Modwen for this project. Creating opportunities for local people and local businesses is a key part of the way we work and we look forward to working with the local supply chain to create the top class facilities that Swansea University’s students deserve.”

The new Swansea University Bay Campus is a major highlight of St. Modwen’s ongoing 3,500 acre regeneration programme across South Wales. Around 1m sq ft of space is now under construction, as the new Bay Campus gears up to open its doors to the first intake of students in September 2015 and realise the vision to become a world-class educational establishment that will benefit students, staff and the local community for generations to come.