Developer to revamp three different sites in south Wales city

Swansea Council and developer Urban Splash have inked a 20-year contract to carry out £750m of regeneration works.

Urban Splash will lead the redevelopment of a number of sites in the south Wales city, including the Civic Centre, Swansea Central north and a plot of land running alongside the River Tawe in the St Thomas area of Swansea.

Swansea waterfront

Three sites in the city will be given a makeover lasting two decades

Plans include the transformation of the 23-acre seafront Civic Centre site into a new mixed-use waterfront district that will include new homes, leisure and hospitality facilities and civic spaces.

They also include office buildings, apartments and shared workspaces on the 5.5-acre Swansea Central north site, which is located at the former St David’s shopping centre, and a residential-led regeneration of a 7.5-acre riverfront site in St Thomas, featuring family homes, apartments, public spaces and a new terraced river walk.

Urban Splash, which was named preferred developer last September, will roll out the plans alongside other firms including mixed-use developer Milligan, who will work in joint venture with Urban Splash on the St David’s site, Pobl Housing Association, Coastal Housing Association and the city council.