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Major revamp for Swansea city centre

Words: Roger Milne
Swansea Millennium Bridge

The proposed redevelopment of Swansea city centre could see the construction of a “business district” and a large shopping, leisure, cinema, office and housing complex.

Ambitious plans for the revamp include demolishing many of the existing buildings on The Kingsway as well as creation of a large raised public square bridging Oystermouth Road, linking the city centre to the marina.

The city council’s cabinet meets next week to approve public consultation on an updated version of the City Centre Strategic Framework as well as development briefs for key sites.

The St David's site could see development consisting of a mix of retail and leisure including a public square, a new cinema, shops, restaurants and housing. 

A 100,000 square feet office development will also be considered for the St David's multi-storey car park site, with a new strategic car park being proposed across the road on the current LC leisure complex car park site.

Council leader Rob Stewart said: "The regeneration of the city centre is a key priority, not just for the council but for the people of Swansea as a whole. They have waited many years for the city centre they want and we're committed to delivering these ambitious plans.”