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
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.