VINCI Awarded 1st Phase of the New Swansea University Campus
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France -- April 29, 2013
St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has appointed VINCI
Construction UK to deliver the first phase of a £450m Science and Innovation
Campus at Swansea University.
The contract will see the construction of a 65,000 square metre development on
the shore front of Swansea Bay with the aim of delivering world-leading
research, innovation and education facilities to the city and the surrounding
Over 25,000 square metres of academic space will be created, along with 899
student apartments, associated retail space, highway works and on site
infrastructure. The academic part of the campus is formed of low rise, modern
style buildings incorporating both R&D facilities and teaching space. The
student residences are in traditionally styled collegiate blocks arranged in
courtyard configurations, including an eight-storey tower with views across
the bay. The scheme has been designed in line with the BRE’s Environmental
The scheme received planning permission in December 2012 and preparatory work
has already commenced on site.
VINCI Construction UK’s work on the contract for this first phase is set for
completion in September 2015.
Maxence Naouri, Tel.: 33 (0)1 47 16 31 82
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