Willmott Dixon bags £31m Swansea job

Willmott Dixon bags £31m Swansea job

Willmott Dixon has added to its £350 million of projects in the universities sector by being appointed by Swansea University for the preconstruction stage of its world-class computer science facility.

The £31 million Computational Foundry at the university’s new Bay Campus will become a beacon for research collaborations, attracting leading academics from around the world.

It will build on Swansea’s existing achievements of being the top ranked university in Wales for the quality of its Computer Science research by the Research Excellence Framework.

Facilities include space for over 150 researchers in laboratories that support industrial proof-of concept and prototyping work, stimulating commercial opportunities, entrepreneurship and job creation.

Backed by a £17 milllion from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it will also feature world-leading experimental set-ups, equipment, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation. The building will be operational and welcome staff and students from September 2018.

Neal Stephens, managing director at Willmott Dixon construction in Wales and the West: “ We’re looking forward to delivering an outstanding research and teaching facility that will benefit the university and Swansea City Region for generations to come.”