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Case study: Principal Designer Support and CDM Advisor Swansea

Construction has commenced on the seventy week programme for the Computational Foundry Building at Swansea University's new Bay Campus. The Computational Foundry has been designed by AHR and backed with £17m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The campus will be part of a vibrant and growing community of world-class research leaders drawn from computational sciences, who work together with purpose and impact. The Foundry will work on ensuring that human needs and values are at the forefront of digital innovations and aims to make Wales a global destination for researchers, industrial partners and students.

The 7,400 sq/m facility in Swansea will include research and development laboratories, postgraduate and researcher areas, as well as teaching, networking and inspiration space. It will also feature world-leading experimental set-ups, equipment, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation.

The Foundry will be split into east and west wings connected by a glazed central atrium. The two blocks will differ in height, with the west wing reaching six storeys, while the east wing rises to four. The increased height ground floor will accommodate two lecture theatres.

Solution from MSAFE

MSAFE are pleased to be supporting Willmott Dixon Construction in the proactive delivery of the Principal Designer Support role under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015. The project is being delivered within a fully operational university with adjacent residential and academic provision which poses foreseeable Health and Safety considerations for both the design and construction team. MSAFE will be contributing to all phases of the work to ensure the regulations are complied with and Health and Safety advice is followed by the duty holders to improve public and project health and safety.


“With site safety being paramount to the campus development it has been reassuring to have MSAFE acting as the Principal Designer Support to our project team. They have clarified the team’s responsibilities and continue to support the team with regulation compliance and health and safety essentials”.

MSAFE Services: Principal Designer Support / CDM Coordinator Swansea

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