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08/06/2017

Go-ahead for key Swansea city redevelopment

Words: Roger Milne
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The first phase of the proposed Swansea Central scheme at the former St David's site has been given outline planning permission by city councillors.

The plans were submitted to the City and County of Swansea Council in March 2017.

The 11.5-hectare site north and south of Oystermouth Road will be developed by Rivington Land, the company that successfully bid for the land last year. It is proposing shops, a hotel, an indoor arena, flats, a cinema and associated new public open space. Also planned is a pedestrian bridge link across Oystermouth Road.

All existing buildings will be refurbished, altered or demolished except St Mary’s Church and St David’s Church.

Nearly 125,000 square metres of new development is involved, most no more than seven storeys high, although there is provision for one 13-storey tower block.

The council insists the proposals will act as another catalyst for the regeneration of the city centre.

The second phase will mean the demolition of the civic centre and the creation of a city beach, which may also include an aquarium and digital science centre.


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