BAM appointed to construct new academic building at University of South Wales

  • 30th January 2024

An artist’s impression of the new building

BAM has been appointed by the University of South Wales (USW) to deliver a new academic building at the Treforest Campus in Pontypridd.

The proposed new academic building will provide teaching, research, and support space for computing, maths, engineering, and technology (STEM).

A design team from Stride Treglown Architects and Arup engineers has been working with the university to develop the plans, which have been submitted to be considered for planning permission.

BAM will now work with the university and the design team as part of the final design stage to draw up the detailed proposals.

“As we embark upon this construction project, we have the chance to build something really special at the University of South Wales,” said Justin Price, construction director at BAM.

The facility will provide space to enhance the delivery of STEM

“BAM’s passion for innovation and commitment to excellence means we’re looking forward to creating a space that not only meets the university’s expectations, but exceeds them.

Mark Milton, chief operating officer at USW, added: “This is a significant step forward in our plans for a new building that will provide space to revolutionise the delivery of STEM at USW.

“The design team has worked with the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science and created a plan for an exciting, flexible, and collaborative series of spaces that will make STEM accessible for everyone that uses the building.”

Subject to the planning permission being granted, the building will be constructed on vacant land at the campus following the demolition of two buildings in recent years.

Construction of the building will take approximately two years to complete and it is hoped that work will begin on site later this year.

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