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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY’S BAY CAMPUS

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY’S BAY CAMPUS

Client:  St Modwen Developments

Swansea University’s Bay Campus is one of the largest knowledge economy projects in the UK and among the top five in Europe.  VINCI Construction UK was awarded the contract to design and build five academic and 11 residential buildings in 2013 as part of the overall campus development.

To allow the procurement team to meet budgets by negotiating economies of scale, the project team had to drive the 16 projects concurrently. 

Delivery was further complicated by the exposed coastal environment and location next to one of the largest sand dunes in Western Europe which is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  VINCI Construction UK was responsible for managing this element of the project for St Modwen and failure to do so sensitively would have disturbed the location’s delicate ecological balance. 

The Campus will serve as a leading institution dedicated to developing engineers of the future and, while under construction, the site created a wealth of apprenticeships for young people, jobs for local people and opportunities for businesses in the area.

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