Swansea University selects Kier Group for new Student Activity Centre


Swansea University in the UK has selected property, residential, construction and services provider Kier Group to develop its new Student Precinct, including a £30m Student Activity Centre at its Singleton Park Campus.

The new development is set to begin next year, with completion expected by 2020.

Swansea University vice-chancellor professor Richard Davies said: “The Student Precinct and the new 8,250m² Student Activity Centre will be at the core of student campus life at Singleton Park and will modernise the University estate, protecting and enhancing Swansea University’s history and heritage, and investing to ensure that our students in the future will continue to benefit from high-quality facilities.

“This exciting new project for the University, which will link the east and west sides of the Singleton Park Campus, streamlining and improving its layout, will be at the forefront of sustainable construction, employing sustainable, energy efficient building techniques, and renewable energy technology.”

The Student Precinct and the new Student Activity Centre will be constructed on the site of the existing Digital Technium building and is the latest development in the university’s ten-year campus development programme’s £300m second phase.

"The University will be at the forefront of sustainable construction, employing sustainable, energy efficient building techniques, and renewable energy technology."

Phase 2 developments include new buildings at the Bay Campus and further improvement of the Singleton Park Campus.

The Bay Campus will see an addition of 500 new en-suite student residences, which are set to open next month.

Investment in the student experience also continues at the Singleton Park Campus, with the opening of a new hub on the ground floor of the Taliesin Arts Centre during the same month.

Construction is currently underway on the College of Science’s new Computational Foundry at the Bay Campus, and work on the sixth building for the College of Engineering is expected to start soon.