Swansea University’s new Science and Innovation Bay Campus and the redevelopment of the existing Singleton Campus will mark the next step in the University’s journey in becoming a world-leading Institution promoting continuous innovation that is central to the vibrancy of the Knowledge Economy of Wales and the UK and one of the top-5 Knowledge Economy projects in Europe.
The Bay Campus will enable the University to ‘break-out’ of its current estate constraints, providing space for growth and facilitating increased collaboration with industry, pioneering an approach to co-location, intermingling academia, industry, research and students. Academics and industry will share not only on the same site, but the same laboratories and facilities.
Bay Campus facilities
Colleges based at the Bay Campus include the College of Engineering and the School of Management. There is a Tower Information Centre which is home to central support services for students, a state of the art library and resource centre, the Students’ Union, facilities and meeting rooms and an impressive 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. Extensive catering provision is available throughout the campus including cafes, bars and a restaurant. Retail units include a mini market, laundrette and cash points. All of this is in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach, for all to enjoy.
Bay Campus Construction
Construction of the campus began in May 2013 and whilst development work will continue up until 2020, the majority of the works were completed during the first phase of construction which opened for the first intake of students in September 2015.