People, Places, Business

New University Campus

Swansea University - Science and Innovation Campus

The development of the Science and Innovation Campus will create a huge regeneration boost not just not Neath Port Talbot but the whole of Swansea Bay and beyond.

The campus will be constructed at Neath Port Talbot’s Fabian Way site donated by BP. It will make a major contribution to the educational and economic life of Wales and transform the community it serves by delivering world-class educational opportunities, within an area which already offers excellent lifestyle opportunities and a superb natural environment.

The construction of the campus is to cost approx. £200m. Over a ten year period the full development will bring an economic impact in excess of £3bn. Approximately 4,000 direct jobs will be supported, with the wider economic total of approaching 10,000 direct and indirect jobs, from the construction activity alone. It is anticipated that the construction process will create over £430m of economic activity, with £390m of this activity within Wales.

The Science and Innovation Campus will establish the region as a vibrant location for modern, high technology companies, bringing even greater impact.

The Innovation Hub and manufacturing facility, in particular the laboratory space will be open for the use of local businesses providing them with the opportunity to work alongside industry partners and researchers.

The development of the Science and Innovation Campus is a key part of the wider regeneration of Swansea Bay as is acknowledged by all the Local Authorities in South West Wales as part of their collective bid for City Region status. It is a catalyst for creating value in the entire Swansea Bay area through its central location and its ability to trigger higher value business activity and therefore jobs.

This multi-partner project to create the Science and Innovation Campus, will lead over a 10-15 year period to major regeneration in the region and create significant increases in higher level skills in the workforce.