Swansea beckons private developers


SA1 waterfront development for University of Wales Trinity St David by Stride Treglown

Swansea is yet another UK city to take up the challenge of constructing an NHS Nightingale hospital in the battle against the coronavirus, using Kier to build an 850-bed facility in a disused former factory and film studio. This comes in the midst of a new launch by Swansea City Council to attract private developers to invest in the city.

Before the lockdown, city councillors were asking for private developers to step forward to back the future development of homes, offices and leisure facilities to put Swansea 'on the map' as a 24-hour, 21st century city aimed at attracting more visitors to celebrate its' culture as well as encouraging the growth of tech companies.

The virus outbreak now means that plans have been interrupted, but originally it was hoped that a private developer could have been selected by December.