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Project Alex

Swansea

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Swansea Metropolitan University
Andrew Scott is the main contractor for ‘Project Alex’, the refurbishment and redevelopment of the Central Library building in Swansea for Swansea Metropolitan University.

The project is being undertaken in 2 phases and will provide the University with the necessary facilities to expand its knowledge transfer activities in the areas of Architectural Glass, Automotive Design and Product Design.

The three areas identified will come under the Faculty of ‘The Institute for Sustainable Design’.
The building currently provides accommodation (circa 3,250m2 GIFA) for the University’s School of Architectural Glass; School of Industrial Design; Foundation Art and Design and the Institute of Sustainable Design.

These departments remain fully operational to both students and staff during the construction period.

The existing building was officially opened in 1887 and extends to 1,557m2 and is Grade 2 listed as the ‘Central Library’, Alexandra Road, Swansea in reference to its original built intent.

The current project will refurbish and restore the building to bring the existing building into the modern age whilst retaining the character and aesthetic of the original architecture.


The three areas identified will come under the Faculty of ‘The Institute for Sustainable Design’.
The building currently provides accommodation (circa 3,250m2 GIFA) for the University’s School of Architectural Glass; School of Industrial Design; Foundation Art and Design and the Institute of Sustainable Design.

These departments remain fully operational to both students and staff during the construction period.

The existing building was officially opened in 1887 and extends to 1,557m2 and is Grade 2 listed as the ‘Central Library’, Alexandra Road, Swansea in reference to its original built intent.

The current project will refurbish and restore the building to bring the existing building into the modern age whilst retaining the character and aesthetic of the original architecture.

The new build extension will provide an additional 657m2 in a modern glazed double skin facade extension and will incorporate the new reception entrance, workshops, study spaces, new lift and seminar space.

The project integrates a sedum roof and rainwater harvesting as well as low and zero carbon technologies such as solar PV. IntentiumSL have also designed low energy lighting to minimise energy use and water saving devices to minimise water usage.

The project is to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ under BREEAM Higher Education accreditation 2008

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Value £4.5M
Architect POWELL DOBSON
Surveyors Lee Wakemans
Engineers CB3
Start Date 0000-00-00
Contract Period 60 Weeks
Form of Contract NEC Option C