VINCI Construction UK has been awarded a £30 million contract to build five additional student accommodation blocks, comprising 543 rooms, at Swansea University Bay Campus which is being developed by leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen in partnership with the University. This latest phase of accommodation is scheduled to complete and open to new students in autumn 2017.
The accommodation follows the same traditional design concept as the previous phases delivered by VINCI Construction UK in September 2015, with traditional style frontages with commanding front door entrances set within stone surrounds, tall ceilings and generous sized windows in a collegiate courtyard layout arrangement. The blocks range in scale from 69 beds over four storeys to 159 beds over eight storeys.
The previously completed phases of accommodation and academic buildings are now fully occupied and operational with student and staff feedback being overwhelmingly positive as the new campus has sprung into life.
This latest phase of accommodation will bring the number of students at the new Campus to 2,000. It includes some academic and student service spaces on the ground floor of one of the blocks and supplements the newly completed phases 1 and 2 which already provide student services that include a bar, gym, restaurants, Tesco, bank, crèche, student support and facilities management space.
A dedicated bus service links the new Bay campus and the existing Singleton campus.
PHOTO: Photo courtesy of Swansea University, showing previous phase of student accommodation delivered by VINCI Construction UK in 2015.