Swansea Railway Station
Swansea railway station has been transformed into a bright, accessible, clean and secure station fit for the 21st century.
More than 1.6 million passengers who travel through the Swansea station every year will benefit from a much better rail travel experience. The new scheme includes;
- Larger concourse area with better and more fully accessible passenger facilities
- New waiting rooms
- Digital information boards
- CCTV cameras
For further information and train timetables visit - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/SWA.html
Swansea City Bus Station
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.
The new bus station includes:
- 20 bus bays
- Three coach stands
- Modern passenger facilities and waiting areas
- Easy access to the shops
- Swansea Mobility Hire facilities
For further information visit - Swansea City Bus Station
- A £50 million 29 storey residential tower incorporating a rooftop restaurant.
- 291 residential apartments together with associated retail, restaurant and office use.
- Three 9 story residential blocks facing the promenade.
- A 10 storey unit facing onto the quayside.
Re-development of former David Evans department store
- £30 million re-development of the former David Evans department store.
- Adjacent to Castle Square at the heart of the City Centre.
- 70,000 square feet of retail space.
- The scheme has already attracted two of the high street's biggest names, Zara and Slater.
The LC - Swansea's new Leisure Centre
- £32 million project opened in March 2008.
- The Surf Stream - Europe's first indoor surfing centre including the Masterblaster, the world's first uphill water slide.
- Wales' biggest fitness arena.
- Three aerobic studios, Health spa and treatments centre.
For further information visit - www.thelcswansea.com
National Waterfront Museum
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.
For further information visit - http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/swansea/
The Liberty Stadium Swansea
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.
For further information visit - http://www.liberty-stadium.com
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,
- Play Nightclub,
- 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.
For further information visit - www.technium.co.uk
Swansea Sail Bridge
- Linking the new SA1 Swansea Waterfront development with the existing Maritime Quarter and City Centre.
- The Sail Bridge won the 2003 Lord Mayor's Design Award for schemes with a project cost over £500,000.
- The bridge measures 142 metres long, weighs a total of 292 tonnes and features a vast 40 metre high mast.
For further information visit - www.wda.co.uk/sa1
Wales National Pool Swansea
- Wales only Olympic-standard 50m pool.
- 50m 8 lane, deep-water (2m) swimming pool equipped with moveable floor and boom.
- 25m swimming pool equipped with associated aquatic equipment.
- Lecture/meeting rooms with business and conferencing facilities.
- Fitness Laboratory / Sports Science support.
- Physiotherapy and Sport Injury Clinic.
For further information visit - www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk/
Excelsior Princess Way
- 7 storey (part 8/9 storey) building incorporating 68 residential units
- 70 bedroom hotel (occupied by Travelodge) with a ground floor hotel reception/bar/restaurant
- ground floor café
- 51 space underground car park.