Details

  • Location Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Value Confidential
  • Size 33,750 m² (appx)
  • Client Swansea University
  • Year 2015

Hopkins has been working with Swansea University to provide full architectural services up to RIBA Stage C+ and planning permission was granted in December 2012. The new Science and Innovation Campus for Swansea University is located on a brownfield postindustrial site in Swansea Bay. The campus includes:

  • Innovation Hub and Manufacturing Facility co-locating industry and College of Engineering research, which will house labs for disciplines ranging from nano-technology to sport sciences as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
  • Teaching and research facilities for the College of Engineering and Schools of Business and Economics
  • Student facilities including an auditorium, retail, leisure and sports facilities
  • Learning & Resource Centre library and associated resource facilities
  • Student residences for 600 students
  • Swansea Materials and Research Testing (SMaRT) - materials testing centre to include testing for Rolls- Royce of new and existing materials that are used in the aerospace and aero engine industries, together with the data centre for the campus

The key features of the Science and Innovation Campus include:

  • Academics and industry working together in shared space
  • Multi-national Enterprise and Small Medium Enterprise engagement within cluster areas, focused on the Welsh Government priority areas of Digital Economy, Low Carbon and Advanced Engineering
  • Collaboration across Higher Education Institutions
  • Opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to learn from and work with industry through projects and placements
  • A showcase to inspire and excite future students
  • Activity which leads to spin-outs and spin-ins

Work was carried out in collaboration with Porphyrios Associates; we provided full architectural services up to RIBA Stage C+ for this project.

Details

  • Location Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Value Confidential
  • Size 33,750 m² (appx)
  • Client Swansea University
  • Year 2015

Project team

Awards

  • RICS Wales Awards: Regeneration Award