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Survey work to inform St David's outline planning application

Specialists are carrying out a survey at the St David's development site this week.

St David's plan

The survey, being carried out by expert environmental consultants, will cover ecology, trees, noise and ground conditions.
Swansea Council appointed Rivington Land to manage the regeneration of the St David's development site earlier this year. Their winning ideas for the site, which is made up of land both north and south of Oystermouth Road, include an indoor arena, a café and restaurant quarter, a state-of-the-art cinema and an extension of the city's shopping circuit.
Results of the survey will help the design team prepare the outline planning application that's set for submission in March, 2017.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "A huge amount of work is taking place behind the scenes as we remain on track to deliver the regeneration of the St David's site for the benefit of Swansea residents.
"The survey being carried out on site is another sign of the progress that's being made as we head towards the submission of an outline planning application in March, 2017.
"Rivington Land's exciting winning ideas for the site will help transform the city centre into a top class destination for shopping, eating, recreation and leisure. It's no less than the people of Swansea deserve.
"The scheme will combine with other exciting plans to open up new jobs, benefit existing businesses, attract new investment and boost the Swansea Bay City Region economy."
The council has also appointed Trebor Developments to manage the regeneration of the Civic Centre site. Masterplan work for that site is on-going, which will inform the timescale for development there. 

Winning ideas for the site include 480 residential units, a 70,000 square foot space for a hotel or offices, and a 20,000 to 30,000 square foot space for food and drink businesses.

It's also being proposed the company works closely alongside Swansea University to further explore the potential for a 'hydro hub' at the site that could include a public aquarium and a state-of-the-art aquatic sciences research centre.

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