Swansea University Bay Campus
The development of the Bay Campus will create a
huge regeneration boost not just for Neath Port Talbot but the
whole of Swansea Bay and beyond.
Construction started in April
2013 at Neath Port Talbot’s Fabian Way
site with developer St. Modwen agreeing terms
with the university to establish the £150m
campus. The main contractors on the campus were
Vinci Construction UK and Leadbitter Group.
Planning permission was secured in December 2012 for the campus
to be built on the 65 acre site which was acquired
from BP in 2009 and has been remediated. The development
includes 430,000 sq ft of academic space,
899 student flats and associated retail
space. Outline planning permission was secured for
future phases of the development which would be more than £300m in
In July 2014, St Modwen appointed Galliford Try as an
additional contractor on the £450m development and the
company worked on the £50m phase of the project to build
student accommodation and student facilities, creating an
additional 545 bedrooms to be occupied by 2016. It will also
include a gym, sports hall, Student Union offices and a crèche.
The new campus officially opened on September 21st 2015.