Key Facts


  • Main disciplines – computational science disciplines

Building Information

  • 7453 sqm footprint offices and laboratories, research and teaching facilities
  • The build will use sustainable, energy efficient building techniques and renewable energy technology
  • Achieve a minimum assessment of BREEAM “Excellent”


  • This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.


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Other information

  • The building will be operational and welcome staff and students from September 2018.

Computational Foundry (Bay Campus)

The Computational Foundry based at Swansea University’s Bay Campus will transform Swansea, West Wales and the Valleys and the nation as a global destination for computational scientists. The Foundry will establish an internationally renowned, digital ecosystem for world-class computational science research that brings together interdisciplinary research and addresses grand challenges for the economy and society under the three themes of Sustaining Life; Enhancing Life; and Securing Life. It will continue to build capacity in Swansea University’s globally recognised research strengths computational science.

The Computational Foundry will be a bespoke environment built from the ground up to house Computational Scientists within the heart of the Bay Campus. The Foundry is designed to allow increased collaboration between industry / academia engagement with inspirational space, events and seminar rooms, meeting areas to enable these conversations to flourish.

The Research Crucible based within the Foundry will host space for over 150 researchers and includes Research and Development Laboratories, Postgraduate and Researcher areas, and networking space. It will encompass bespoke research laboratories that support industrial proof-of concept and prototyping work, stimulating commercial opportunities, entrepreneurship and job creation all leading to meaningful industrial engagement with business of all sizes and across all sectors.

The Computational Foundry is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government. The Computational Foundry is part of Swansea University’s College of Science.

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Computational Foundry