Vinci Construction UK Limited has been appointed by St. Modwen Properties, Plc, a UK-based regeneration specialist, to deliver the phase I of a £450 million ($696.9 million) Science and Innovation Campus at Swansea University in the UK.
The scope of the contract includes construction of a 65,000 square metres development on the shore front of Swansea Bay, which is expected to deliver research, innovation and education facilities to the city and the surrounding community.
The contract also involves development of more than 25,000 square metres of academic space, along with 899 student apartments, associated retail space, highway works and on site infrastructure.
The academic part of the campus is formed of low rise, modern style buildings incorporating both R&D facilities and teaching space. The student residences are in traditionally styled collegiate blocks arranged in courtyard configurations, including an eight-storey tower with views across the bay.
The project is being developed in compliance with the BRE's Environmental Assessment Method. The project has received the planning consent in December 2012 and preparatory work has already commenced on site. The work on the phase I is set to be completed in September 2015.