Swansea’s £500m city centre regeneration plan approved

Aaron Morby 6 months ago
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Ambitious outline plans to redevelop the heart of Swansea have been approved by the council.

Swansea Central

Leisure and retail plans for former Davids’ shopping centre

The £500m Swansea Central scheme will see over 11ha redeveloped with the partially demolished St David’s site rebuilt as a new retail destination with a cinema and library.

The council has selected developer Rivington Land and Acme to manage the regeneration of the former St David’s shopping centre and surrounding car parks.

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The redevelopment site is divided by the Oystermouth Road. A new wide pedestrian footbridge will connect the triangular southern section of the site.

This is planned to be home to a 3,500-seat arena built on the existing car park next to the LC leisure centre, along with a 13-storey residential block or hotel.

Swansea Central

The scheme will need planning permission once plans are finalised, with work hoped to start on the southern site first by summer 2018.

Swansea Central arena

Arena and hotel plan for southern part of Swansea Central site

A later phase will involve demolishing the civic centre and creating a city beach, which would also include an aquarium and digital science centre. Trebor Developments will lead the redevelopment of this seafront area.

Client design team


Rivington Land (Development Manager and Project Manager); ACME (Masterplanner & Lead Designer); Savills (Planning Consultant); AECOM (Quantity Surveyor); IPW (Arena Consultant); Mayer Brown (Transport Assessment Consultants); Capita (Landscape Architects); Curtins (Structural Engineer); ME (Services Engineer + Utilities)

 

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