Rivington Land gets go-ahead for Swansea’s £500m redevelopment
July 10, 2017 – Developer Rivington Land has secured outline planning approval from the Swansea Council for £500m city centre redevelopment in Wales, UK.
The Swansea Central project will include the construction of shops, a cinema, offices and homes on the St David’s Shopping Centre site north of Oystermouth Road. Work will also involve construction of a 3,500-capacity indoor arena, a 13-storey hotel on the on the LC car park area south of Oystermouth Road.
Both the northern and southern sides would have car parking space and would be connected via a pedestrian bridge.
Swansea Council director of place Martin Nicholls said: “This approval means we can now especially push on with our plans for the site that’s south of Oystermouth Road, which will form the first phase of the overall development. Working in partnership with Rivington Land and their design team, detailed design work will now take place on the planned indoor arena, hotel, multi-storey car park and pedestrian bridge.
“We also soon hope to appoint an indoor arena operator as the southern development site’s anchor tenant, who can work with us on the design and specification of the attraction. Once specific plans are in place, planning consent will again be needed, but we’re looking to start work on the southern site of the overall development by the late spring or early summer of 2018.”
Rivington Land CEO David Lewis added: “We’re continuing to press ahead with the development on the Council’s behalf, with the aim of delivering the venue and hotel on the south site in 2020, and completing the whole development in 2022.”