Thousands of passengers a day can enjoy Wales' brightest and newest passenger terminal that's right in the heart of the city with all the top quality shopping Swansea has to offer right on the doorstep.
Swansea's £31m National Waterfront Museum was officially opened by First Minister Rhodri Morgan on 17th October 2005. More than 250,000 visitors a year are expected to visit the attraction.
The whole city is proud to be home to this magnificent museum that uses the latest cutting edge technology to tell the story of our nation's heritage.
It is a tremendous draw. The museum's displays and exhibits may celebrate our past, but this landmark building also signals a bright future for Swansea.
It is having a significant impact on our local economy and enhances our reputation as a city for visitors. The adjoining Marina and the Princess Way link with the city centre encourages museum visitors to stay a bit longer and enjoy the ambience in the shops, cafes and restaurants.
When the adjoining Swansea Leisure Centre re-opens in January 2008, Swansea will have a marvellous cultural and leisure hub right at the heart of the city.
The £27 million Liberty Stadium has a capacity of 20,000 and is the home of Swansea City Football Club, Swansea Rugby Club and the Neath-Swansea Ospreys regional rugby team. It will also continue to host large scale music and entertainment events.
The Stadium was officially opened on 23th July 2005 with Swansea City taking on Premiership side Fulham in a game held in honour of one of their greatest ever servants, Alan Curtis. The former Swans winger has been associated with the club for nearly 30 years as a player, coach and manager. The pre-match entertainment for the 12,196 crowd were treated to performances from Bonnie Tyler, Lisa Scott-Lee and even had a good luck message from Swansea's very own Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones before kick-off.
The Stadium is one of the most modern in the UK. The pitch is able to cope with 60 matches a season as well as host major stadium-style concerts.
The Stadium also provides a base for community projects such as the open access Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
The Salubrious Place development is already providing a focus for leisure and entertainment between the busy Wind Street in the OldTown and the Maritime Quarter area of the city, whilst also providing an impressive gateway statement to the City Centre.
Both phases of the development are completed providing :-
116 bedroom Premier Lodge Hotel,
12 Screen Vue Cinema,
Aspinalls Casino complex,
Multi storey car park,
Apartments on York Street,
Numerous national chain restaurants/bars including Frankie & Bennys, La Tasca, TGI Fridays, Lava Lounge, Nandos and more...
Technium Swansea and Technium Digital
Technium Swansea was the highest placed UK centre in an international competition designed to find the best science based incubator.
Technium Swansea (building 2) won the 2004 Lord Mayor's Design Award for schemes with a project cost over £500,000.
The £4.3 million Technium Digital on the university campus has access to one of the most advanced virtual realtiy studio in the UK, and the most advanced laboratory of its type in Europe.