Students are being given a preview of the brilliant new facilities they’ll be able to enjoy as the opening of the Bay Campus in September edges ever closer.
Alongside state of the art teaching facilities, students studying and visiting the Bay Campus will be spoilt for choice whether they’re dining, playing sports or making the most of the beach side location.
Food, Drink and Retail Facilities
Catering at the Bay Campus will be provided with choice in mind, and with six catering outlets the needs of a diverse student and staff population will certainly be met. The main Dining Hall will feature a food court with an array of choices and will seat up to at least 250 people.
A boutique café- bar in the residential street will provide a relaxed environment for drinks and light food, and there will be further outlets in Engineering Central, Management, the Library and the Great Hall. Vending provision across the campus will also supply a 24 hour option.
The campus will also feature a supermarket (of similar size to Costcutter in Fulton House) and a Santander bank branch. Regular farmers markets, pop-up street food stalls and student retail start- ups are expected to be featured providing new and interesting options for students on a regular basis.
The Dining Hall and Great Hall will provide excellent venues for events, and the Great Hall gallery will have a sophisticated food and drink menu that will make it an ideal place to take visiting parents and friends to show off the sea views.
Sports and Recreation Facilities
There will be a new sports hall, gym, and outdoor sports area at the Bay Campus. The two room gym will feature both cardio and free weights areas, as well as a dedicated changing facility. The full height sports hall will have space for four badminton courts and will host sports such as five-a-side- football, netball and martial arts. Unigym membership will cover access to facilities across both campuses for students studying and visiting both locations.
The new campus will really utilise the outdoor environment and will include a multi-use games area that will be suitable for sports such as football and hockey. Further sports and recreation facilities are currently being scoped including beach volleyball courts, table tennis tables, pétanque terrain, and green gym facilities.
The Department for Sports and Recreation has had discussions with organisations including the RNLI and is currently planning the beach to be suitable for watersports and other activities. It is exploring ways to maximise enjoyment of the Crymlyn Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest through nature trails and other projects.
For more information on the Bay Campus visit the dedicated web pages at www.swansea.ac.uk/campus-development.