The latest agreement between the university and St Modwen will see the development of 545 additional student apartments for occupation during the first quarter of 2016. It also provides for new student facilities including a gym and sports hall, Student Union offices and meeting space, launderette and crèche.
Collectively, this will bring the total amount of campus space under construction to around one million square feet, including 465,000 sq ft of education facilities and 1,462 new student residences, clustered around communal courtyards.
The new 65 acre Bay Campus is being built right on the beach on the eastern approach to Swansea. It will be home to the College of Engineering and School of Management students from September 2015.
Rupert Joseland, South Wales' regional director for St. Modwen, the land owner and partner developer for the Bay Campus said: "The development at the Swansea University Bay Campus is starting to take shape with many of the key buildings now well under way as the project's first phase gears up to complete next year. This new campus development is a major highlight of St Modwen's ongoing 3,500 acre regeneration programme across South Wales and this latest agreement with the university is the next step in the vision to create a world-class educational establishment that will benefit students, staff and the local community for generations to come."