Wernick is to construct a two-storey 60 module building on Swansea University’s Bay Campus using the latest innovations in modular design and build
Modules will be manufactured in a quality-controlled factory environment in six weeks, with ground works on campus taking place simultaneously. Handover is scheduled for November 2019 – an end-to-end build programme of just 22 weeks.
The building, procured through Fusion 21’s Education and Modular Buildings Framework will accommodate multiple departments and over 1,000 students. It uses Wernick’s latest modular system – Swiftplan®.
Swiftplan’s® non-combustible wall-panelling system will ensure an extra level of safety, and a hybrid natural ventilation system will provide a comfortable environment for occupants. The comprehensive interior fit-out includes folding partitions to create flexible spaces, lecture suites, PC labs and quiet zones.
The H-shaped structure will sit alongside a range of buildings on the campus, including the UK’s first energy positive office – the ‘Active Office’. Like the Active Office, manufacture of the new teaching facility will take place at the Wernick Buildings factory in Port Talbot.
Stuart Wilkie, managing director at Wernick Buildings said: “We are delighted our local University has once again selected Wernick to deliver their new teaching accommodation. Higher education institutions such as Swansea University are leading the way – embracing modern methods of construction and all that modular buildings have to offer.”
Ian Macpherson, associate director – Estates & Facilities Management at Swansea University added: “We are very pleased to have appointed leading modular building supplier Wernick to deliver this new teaching accommodation at our Bay Campus.
“The new facility will provide additional teaching and learning environments to accommodate our growing student population, as well as offering flexible space to support a range of non-teaching activities and events to enhance the student experience here at Swansea.”