As you may be aware, St. David’s Park is due to undergo an amazing, complete renovation with the creation of our brand-new Immersive Simulation Suites and upgrades to some other teaching spaces, lights, heating, flooring and décor.
As plans are now in full flow, we wanted to communicate details of the planned works to ensure students are kept informed of what the works will entail as it is our biggest and most ambitious refurbishment since we took over the building.
As this is such a large project, it will be completed in 2 phases beginning in January 2023 and finishing in July 2023. The phasing has been put into place to ensure we are still able to deliver our programmes to all of our students with minimal disruption. The finer details of phase 1 are currently being put into place, and phase 2 details will be disseminated later in the project.
Below is a brief list of the planned works and dates for you to put into your diaries:
Construction Commencement – Monday 9th January 2023
Completion date – Friday 21st July 2023
Library – added on behalf of the Library Staff
During January 2023, the Library will be undergoing refurbishment as part of wider works at the SDP campus.
The Library will run a service from the ground floor of the building similar to that during the COVID period.
There will be no, or very limited access to the Library itself with no access to PCs at all. A Request and Collect service will ensure that books are still accessible and can be borrowed and returned but users must use the Request and Collect service as there will be no access to the book stock for students or academic staff.
Student 1-2-1 sessions will be via zoom.
Check for the latest information on the Library website before visiting: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/library/library-hours/st-davids-park-library/
Health and Safety
There will be substantial demolition activities being undertaken during certain times. If you feel that you will be affected by the dust and noise created by the works, please can I ask that you contact your academic mentor who can then arrange for you to be seen by Occupational Health for discussions and plans to be put into place to ensure your health and safety. Dates for the demolition work will be disseminated to students once a schedule of works has been received from the awarded contractors.
We will be providing weekly updates regarding the works and the plans that will be put in place for students which will be communicated to you via email or on Canvas.
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stokes in the St. David’s Park office, via email K.Stokes@swansea.ac.uk or on 01792 513830.
We appreciate that there will be some disruption while this work is underway, but we are doing everything in our power to ensure that this disruption will not have a significant impact on your studies. Please bear with us, because once this work is complete, you will benefit from state of the art facilities which will really enhance your learning experience.
Thank you for your patience during this period.