The brand new ‘Bay Campus’ at Swansea University is now open, and we’re extremely proud to say that we played a part of this fantastic project. Developed over a 2 year period, the £450M project will provide academic, student accommodation and research space to over 5000 students and 1000 staff, and is one of the few global universities with direct access to the adjacent beach and its own seafront promenade.
The student accommodation includes a mail room featuring multiple banks of freestanding mailboxes designed in compliance with the strict branding guidelines set out by the university and project architects.
The mailbox chosen for the project is the Steel 1 product that has been modified to feature a 380mm depth that allows for a larger storage of mail than if using the standard Steel 1 that features a depth of 120mm. The larger depth Steel 1 variant required a number of bespoke pedestal supports that would ensure the mailboxes were secure and stable when configured into large banks of mailboxes.
The banks of mailboxes used in the project feature a variety of colour finishes that met the branding guidelines set out by Swansea University and the project architects. Each mailbox is finished with polyester powder coated paint with either of the following colours:
– RAL 7024 (Graphite Grey)
– RAL 7031 (Blue Grey)
– RAL 7038 (Agate Grey)
The layout of the colours was randomised which is a very popular choice for student accommodation projects, ensuring all standard branding colours are adhered to whilst promoting a fun and vibrant style in the location area. This project also benefitting from the services of The Safety Letterbox Company specialist installation team who safely delivered and installed the mailboxes.
Thoughts on the Project
The Safety Letterbox Company worked with us on the new prestigious development at the ‘Bay Campus’ for Swansea University. It provided a full and comprehensive range of services including an initial site survey, product development, product samples, CAD drawings, manufacturing and installation of the mailboxes.
Whilst working with the design, commercial and installation teams, I found the Safety Letterbox Company to be professional and helpful at all times, and together we evolved the original basic design of 113 standard mailboxes into a final offering of 242 multi-coloured tailored mailboxes within the same room space. All mailboxes were manufactured to suit the end user’s requirements, including specific dimensions, colours, name plating and key types.
The Safety Letterbox Company delivered and installed everything safely, on time and within budget constraints.
In my opinion, the service and support offered by the Safety Letterbox Company on this project has been second to none.
– Michael Kavanagh
Senior Commercial Manager
VINCI CONSTRUCTION UK LIMITED
Project Type: Student Accommodation
Mailbox Type: Freestanding with Wall Support
Product: Steel 1 (380D)
Colour: Graphite Grey (RAL 7024). Blue Grey (RAL 7031). Agate Grey (RAL 7038).
Accessories: Name Case Holder
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