The School of Industrial Design (Project Alex) consists of the refurbishment, restoration and extension of the Grade II listed, former Central Library of Swansea to create the new Institute of Sustainable Design (Industrial Design, School of Architectural Glass, Automotive Design) for the University.

The project comprises new workshops, teaching spaces and design studios and incorporates a twin wall facade to the new extension and a new entrance off Alexandra Road. The original circular reading room will be restored and made available as a public venue for conference and performance.