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VINCI awarded 1st phase of the new Swansea university campus

Rueil-Malmaison - 29 April 2013

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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 community.

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 Assessment Method.

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.