Engineering Central

The Engineering Central building at Swansea University’s Bay Campus forms part of the College of Engineering and focuses on advanced engineering and innovation.

It is home to the Swansea Bay Innovation Hub, which along with the Engineering Manufacturing Centre, has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through Welsh Government. 

Engineering Central provides world-class facilities for industrial research and development in a state-of-the-art building. Engineering Central represents an investment of around £36 million which enables the University to grow its activities in advanced engineering and innovation.

Engineering Central also supports the:

  • Health and Biosciences in developing engineering solutions to medical challenges including nanotechnology and design for manufacture to take prototype devices to production run.
  • Low Carbon Economy in areas such as material development for weight reduction and aerodynamic performance.
  • Digital Economy Cluster in the development of hardware and wireless technologies.

The interaction between the subject areas is very complex and there are many areas of integration and support from one discipline to another.

Learn more about the Swansea Bay Innovation Hub here.

Key facts

  • 11,000 sqm building.
  • BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
  • Academic staff offices, conference and meeting rooms, research labs and workshops.
  • Focuses on conceptual design, computer modelling, simulation and optimisation.
  • Main disciplines : Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Chemical Engineering.
  • This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.