VIDEO: Virtual fly-over of new Swansea University Science and Innovation Campus
A VIRTUAL fly-over of the new Swansea University Science and Innovation Campus has been released.
It shows in more detail what the new campus will look like.
You can see it below:
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Construction work on the development in Fabian Way is set to start within the next few weeks, creating thousands of jobs.
The project has now cleared its final hurdle with the conclusion of an EU procurement process.
As a result, Swansea University has signed a development agreement with regeneration specialist St Modwen and its selected contractor Vinci.
The university said the expansion plans also included the regeneration of its Singleton Park campus.
Around 4,000 direct jobs will be created during the construction phase, with a further 6,000 indirect jobs supported in the wider economy as a result.
Swansea University vice-chancellor Professor Richard B Davies said: "The new Science and Innovation Campus is a transformational project for Wales and for the university.
"It promises to become a global exemplar for how a research intensive university can work effectively with industry, helping to drive economic regeneration and creating exciting employment opportunities for its graduates.
"The new facilities, world-leading research, and well-qualified graduates will attract multi-national companies and support the development of high-tech clusters in the region.
"In addition, more than £3 billion will be contributed to the regional economy in the next 10 years thanks to the new campus, creating thousands of jobs and further enhancing Swansea University's reputation as a major institution for science and technology research.
"The campus expansion will be particularly advantageous to students. The closer collaborative working between the university and industry will help ensure the most relevant and up-to-date degree programmes and there will be unique opportunities for students to acquire the skills and experience valued by employers."
St Modwen chief executive Bill Oliver said: "The new campus will serve as a fantastic catalyst for change in this part of South Wales and provide a huge boost to the local and national Welsh economies.
"Coupled with our ongoing regeneration of Coed Darcy, Baglan Bay and Glan Llyn at Newport, the new campus plays a major part in the transformational change that we are delivering in South Wales.
"Over the next few years, we look forward to working closely with the university on this important project, as well as engaging with the local community and key stakeholders."
The Prince's Foundation for Building Community played a key part in the creation of the vision for the campus.
Through a series of workshops it developed the masterplan, and then worked with Porphyrios Associates and Hopkins Architects to develop the design proposals for the campus.
Its senior design director Ben Bolgar said: "It's great to see the vision behind Swansea University campus become a reality.
"Through our workshops and with the help of our key partners we aimed to create a vision and masterplan that reflected our belief in the importance of creating a series of spaces that enhance the learning experience.
"We're excited to see Swansea University take this forward and can't wait to see the result."