University of Wales Trinity Saint David Information Evening for SA1 Swansea Waterfront campus

13.09.2016

An information evening has been held to share plans for University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s new £300 million SA1 Swansea Waterfront campus. The event took place at the Technium 2 building in SA1 on September 8, with around 120 residents attending.

The vibrant city centre development will create a new learning neighbourhood in Swansea, connecting education with business, innovation and enterprise. Phase One of construction gets underway this Autumn, with the site due to be operational at the start of the academic year in 2018. 

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The first phase of the development will deliver the library and faculty of architecture, computing and engineering, with associated central teaching and faculty space.

The information evening was held as part of the University’s commitment to work closely with the local residential and business communities. University staff, architects from Stride Treglown and representatives from construction company, Kier, were on hand to answer questions.

UWTSD's Project Director Ray Selby said: “We are delighted that so many residents attended the event and the feedback was positive. We are excited to be bringing forward this ambitious new development that will see a vibrant and integrated new learning neighbourhood being created in the SA1 Waterfront area of the city.

The University’s vision for this development will create a new beginning for SA1, grounded in the city’s heritage and driven by innovation. It will be made possible through collaboration and partnership with local communities, business and industry, the University’s staff and students, as well as the Welsh Government and the City and County of Swansea.”

Kier Operations Director Jason Taylor said: “This event was a fantastic opportunity for the Kier delivery team to meet our ‘neighbours’ and brief them on our proposals. We look forward to continuing to engage with the community during the ‘life’ of the project.”

South Quay resident Nick Russell who attended the event said: “The development is like a breath of fresh air. It will be so good to see it all up and running. This is an exciting project for the area and I very much look forward to seeing it come to fruition.”

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