UWTSD to hold public surgery in SA1 on June 30

27.06.2017

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is holding a public information surgery in SA1 on Friday, June 30  from 1pm to 4pm.

The aim of the surgeries is to keep local residents and businesses informed during the construction of its new £300 million SA1 Swansea Waterfront development.

The drop-in style surgeries take place every last Friday of the month at UWTSD’s new Marketing Suite on South Quay on King’s Road, SA1.

Members of the SA1 Swansea Waterfront project team will be available at each surgery, where the general public is free to pop in with any questions or queries they may have as the development progresses.

At this month's event, designs for hoardings partially surrounding phase 1 of the development will be on display. They have been created by 30 students from UWTSD's Swansea College of Art. The concepts behind the mural is to show Swansea and the SA1 area from diverse and multiple perspectives.  The project is a collaboration between Fine Art and Photography students and an MA student .

UWTSD’s SA1 Swansea Waterfront Project Director, Ray Selby, said: "We are proud to be a part of the Swansea community and, therefore, engaging with the SA1 community and keeping them informed throughout the project development phases is a priority for us. We understand there will be questions and queries from various stakeholders at various stages of the project development, so we decided that having regular monthly drop-in surgeries would allow people to come by and talk to us in an informal manner.

"For us, engaging the public is not only about keeping them informed but also getting them involved in the decisions we make and ultimately, getting them to be active users of our new neighbourhood which will be for all, not just our students. We encourage anyone with an interest in our new SA1 Swansea Waterfront development to come along to the surgeries as we are really keen to hear your views.”

UWTSD’s vision for SA1 Swansea Waterfront is to create a neighbourhood with academic activity at its core to attract companies to collocate with the University to exploit knowledge, develop skills, support existing companies and attract new investment into the region.

Phase one of the development has already commenced to create a new facility for the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, and Faculty of Education and Communities, as well as new library facilities. UWTSD has also made significant investment in SA1 through the purchase of the two Technium buildings, as well as the Cyprium building, all of which are home to a range of private companies, a number of whom are already collaborating with the university to develop new products and processes. 

 

Further Information

Rebecca Davies

Swyddog Gweithredol Cysylltiadau â’r Wasg a’r Cyfryngau

Executive Press and Media Relations Officer

Cyfathrebu Corfforaethol a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus

Corporate Communications and PR

Tel: 01792 483695
Mobile: 07496 385597
Email: Rebecca.Davies@uwtsd.ac.uk