Swansea Bay pier, rebuilt in 1956, will recieve £4m as part of regeneration package to make it a tourist destination once more

Plans to spend £4m on restoring Swansea’s Mumbles Pier have been unveiled today.

Work on the 250m-long structure is to be part of a £39m regeneration scheme to make Swansea Bay a top tourist destination.

The regeneration plans include a 150-bed hotel and spa, a conference and exhibition centre, all-weather attractions, restaurants, and a boardwalk linking Knab Rock to the pier.

Ameco, the owners of the pier, constructed in 1898 and rebuilt in 1956, hope planning approval will be granted next month.

John Bollom, managing director of Ameco, said “The pier has been in the stewardship of our family firm for the last 70 years. We believe that we can ensure its future and create a premier tourist destination that offers stunning panoramic views and do so at no cost to the public purse”.