Swansea University Case Study
Swansea University is in the process of expanding with a new 65-acre campus at Swansea Bay located near the beach. It is one of the very few Universities to be located with direct access to a beach and its own seafront promenade. Leadbitter (Bouygues UK) approached us concerning the project of building the new “Innovation Hub “at the campus as part of the College of Engineering. The scale of the project made this an exciting proposition and SJB was delighted to be a part of it.
The “Innovation Hub” consisted of 82 external engineering red brick pillars. The pillars go the full height of the building between separating glass panels. Due to the scale of the project, each individual pillar had to be tackled as a specific job depending on the area in which it was situated. We also completed some internal work to lift shafts and other areas.
Everyone involved was extremely happy with the finished product. The team, led by the supervisor Mark Pope, kept their work area clean and safe and their attention to detail and to the health and safety on the site was again of the highest standard. They all understood that on a job of the magnitude and scale of this one it was vital to maintain the highest quality of working conditions. This resulted in a fantastic finish which everyone was delighted with.