£250m Swansea University work

Swansea University is awarded £90 million from the European Investment Bank and the Welsh Government to expand and fund development of a new Science and Innovation Campus

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Work begins on new Swansea University campus

An aerial view of the proposed new campus Credit: Swansea University

First Minister Carwyn Jones will visit the site of Swansea University's new Science and Innovation Campus later, marking the start of work on the construction stage of the multi-million pound development announced last year.

Project leaders say they're aiming to create a centre which will focus on research and development facilities, initially concentrating on expanding research into high-tech areas of industry.

The first students are due on site by September 2015.

The first phase of development is said to be worth £250m, with an estimated 4,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs created during the construction phase.

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