The vision for the Campuses project is to deliver two complementary initiatives across two sites in two phases (Singleton and Morriston in Swansea) that add value to the regional life science, health and sport sectors. This will support interventions and innovation in healthcare and medicine to help prevent ill-health, develop better treatments and improve patient care, while boosting sport through world class sport science and new facilities.
The proposal builds on established and emerging partnerships to deliver an environment that exploits life science and technology research to drive economic development, positioning the Swansea Bay City Region as an international centre of excellence for health, sport and well-being.
The project will deliver new research, innovation and sports facilities within a regional health campus that enables the co-location of life science research and industry alongside clinical infrastructure and investment opportunities. This will support existing partners and attract inward investment to accelerate innovation, while supporting the delivery of a second phase of the project and other longer-term developments.
Phase one of the Campuses project will include:
- A development at Sketty Lane in Swansea which will create an environment that fosters innovation at the intersection between life science, health, well-being and sport. This will help attract public and private investment from organisations across these sectors, while benefitting from expertise at the nearby Institute of Life Sciences initiative at Swansea University’s Singleton campus
- Refurbishment at Morriston Hospital that will help build on the success of the Institute of Life Sciences initiative. This feature of the project will also include planning for new road access to a 55-acre site to the north of the hospital, which will establish Morriston as a global example of best practice for healthcare by accommodating commercial and academic collaboration with clinical research & development, while facilitating access to modern technology and techniques
Status: Business case under development.