Shaping Swansea
Swansea Council is leading on the transformation of Swansea into a thriving living, working and leisure destination.

FOREWORD

Swansea Council is committed to delivering its vision for a city that is a vibrant, 24 hour, living, working, and leisure destination. We are already leading the delivery of a £130m investment into the city centre, which includes a 3,500-capacity digital indoor arena, a digital square featuring digital artworks and ultrafast internet connections and a coastal park. To support the growth of tech businesses and to provide floorspace for start-up companies and SMEs, the Council is also leading on the delivery of good quality employment space in a bespoke building on the Kingsway.

The next step to realising our ambition for Swansea city centre is the formation of a partnership with an investor/developer who shares our vision and has the expertise and commitment to deliver these identified projects, and work with us to identify additional opportunities in the future. We are working closely in partnership with, and are supported by, the Swansea Bay City Deal, the Welsh Government, and the Secretary of State’s Office for Wales.

I am delighted to announce the launch of this process to select our partner and I look forward to them becoming part of the city’s £1bn regeneration story and working together to create a 21st century Swansea.

Councillor Rob Stewart Leader,
Swansea Council

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM THE WELSH GOVERNMENT

The Welsh Government has worked in a strategic capacity with Swansea Council since the inception of the Swansea Regeneration Area in 2009. This involvement has continued and been strengthened through the Regeneration investment programmes since this time. The Welsh Government will continue to focus its regeneration activity on Town Centres across Wales to ensure that Government, local authorities, the wider public sector, businesses and communities put the health and vibrancy of town centres at the heart of their location strategies and investment decisions.

The Welsh Government will continue to work with the Swansea Council to further its ambitious regeneration and economic development agenda for the City. As such any relevant requests will be considered as appropriate in line with available funding and budgetary allocations. Welsh Government will also engage with the Council to endeavour to ensure any future decisions on our land ownerships in the city centre and any potential occupational requirements support the Council’s regeneration plans.