- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Latest News
Swansea East AM Mike Hedges has welcomed the news that Swansea Metropolitan University has been awarded funding of £250,000 by the Welsh Labour Government towards redeveloping Swansea Central Library into a new City Centre University Campus.
Welsh Labour’s Housing Regeneration and Heritage Minister Huw Lewis made the announcement earlier this week during a visit to the University’s new Swansea Business School campus for a meeting of the Swansea Regeneration Area Programme Board.
The development of the former Central Library, which was opened by British PM William Gladstone in 1887, will turn the historic building on Alexandra Road into an international Institute for Sustainable Design. It will involve the refurbishment and repair of the original building and its architectural features, as well as the creation of extra space. It is expected to be completed by September 2013.
The funding will contribute to the £8m project which, when finished, will become home to the University’s Swansea School of Glass and the School of Industrial Design, which offers programmes in product and automotive design.