Two impressive new buildings are opening on Bay Campus at the end of this month.

The Computational Foundry

This multi-million pound education and research facility is the new home for Mathematics and Computer Science.  The departments will be co-located for the first time, which brings new opportunities for research collaborations that will attract leading researchers to Wales.  The Foundry is a key component of the Internet Coast, part of the Swansea Bay City Region City Deal and will place Swansea at the heart of a thriving regional ecosystem of digital companies and research

The building has dynamic learning facilities including PC labs, lecture rooms and a Mathematics reading room plus a number of collaborative spaces, including:

  • The Research Crucible, with space for over 150 researchers
  • ‘Touchdown’ breakout spaces in the bridge that connects the east and west wings of the building
  • A full height, light-filled atrium

The building was created using sustainable, energy efficient building techniques including an innovative technique that has produced the largest precast façade in Wales.

There is more about the Foundry and its construction in this recent newsletter article and on the campus development webpages.

The College teaching building  

The College, Swansea University is a joint venture between Swansea University and Navitas, building on our existing long-term relationship. Navitas has been running pathway programmes for international students at Swansea since 2008 as the International College Wales, Swansea (ICWS).  The joint venture launched earlier this year and admitted its first students this summer.

The joint venture has made it possible to construct two new buildings at the Bay Campus and the first of these, the teaching building, will be open for 1 October. It has been designed with spaces for socialising, informal study and events that are for use by all students and staff of the University, not just of The College.  These include:

  • A computer lab, available for independent study outside of teaching hours
  • A study room, branded as a ‘Base’
  • A coffee shop and informal spaces
  • A multi-function room for events such as films, speakers, fairs and society activities.

There is more detail in this recent newsletter article and on The College’s web pages.

The buildings are open access so staff and students can see these new facilities, which are a welcome addition to the Bay Campus.

Monday September 24th, 2018

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