Neath MP Peter Hain has said today that the new Swansea University Bay Campus is ‘world class’.

After visiting the site he praised the speedy way in which the new buildings were being built.

‘They are rising phoenix like.  The Speed of construction is incredible,’ he said.

The former secretary of State for Wales was involved in negotiations to get backing from the Welsh Government when he was in office and at one point warned BP who contributed £10 million toward the campus might pull their funding because of the multi-billion cost of the company’s Gulf of Mexico disaster at Deepwater Horizon Oil rig

The new £450 million, 65 acre Science, Innovation and Engineering Campus includes an extensive College Engineering quarter and will bring an economic impact of £3billion over 10 years.

‘The new Campus is world class – probably the best in Britain and one of the best across the world.  I was enormously impressed and excited to see the pace of development with students being admitted from autumn next year,’ said Mr Hain.