Swansea University Bay Campus

Vieo creates a highly aesthetic exterior that proudly complements the surrounding innovative buildings at Swansea University's Bay campus.

The Project

Over the last 10 years Swansea University has embarked on a substantial transformation which has included the construction of the state-of-the-art Bay Campus.

The University is undergoing continued development and is home to various college buildings and students’ residences. Located in the eastern side of the city, the Bay Campus benefits from direct access to the beach and a seafront promenade creating an excellent experience for the students studying there.

Due to the rapid growth of the site, there was a need to provide additional high-quality temporary teaching space to enhance the student experience whilst a permanent building was located.

Swansea University, Teaching Facility, Bay Campus
James & Nicholas LLP
Main Contractor:
Wernick Buildings
Intex Facades Limited
Euroclad Vieo
Colorcoat Prisma®, Seren Gold
The temporary building is situated prominently amongst the various existing structures and therefore needed to harmonise with the character and appearance of the surrounding buildings and street-scene.

A two-storey modular building construction was chosen as the specification, this was manufactured offsite by Wernick Buildings, and delivered then configured on site to form the main building.

Euroclad Group collaborated with the design and specification teams to provide the visually impressive façade. This wrapped the building forming the strong symmetrical appearance expertly installed by Intex Facades.

The entire construction needed to be built on a tight programme in readiness for the forthcoming academic year, therefore the façade installation needed to be straightforward whilst offering a highly attractive finish. The VIEO wall profile was an ideal choice in this application with its hidden fixings and simple installation providing a clean and sleek exterior.

The VIEO wall profile is radiant with colour having been specified in Colorcoat Prisma® Seren Gold by Tata Steel. Coupled with the symmetrical and sophisticated VIEO standing seam, the wall profile adds a touch of class to the exterior of the building.

The smooth installation of the VIEO profile allowed the entire building to be completed in just 28 weeks.

Highly aesthetic exterior achieved that proudly complements the surrounding innovative buildings on campus.

Radiant long-lasting colour backed up by the Confidex® guarantee giving peace of mind and durability of the pre-finished steel at this coastal location.