Major Swansea sites marketed to the world in £500m city redevelopment

Swansea's Civic Centre has been put forward for redevelopment Credit: Dean Thomas

Plans for the redevelopment of two major sites in Swansea will be shown to the world today.

The city's council want their Civic Centre building and St.Davids site to be redeveloped as part of a half a billion pound transformation of the city.

Global investors will be shown proposals that will include plans for a seafront aquarium and sea sciences centre along with an ambitious sky path leading to a raised public square over the city.

Swansea Council will ask developers to work on early ideas for the sites and come back with specific plans. They hope preferred developers will be on board in early 2016.

The plans have been described as 'a once in a generation chance' to change the shape of Swansea's city centre by the councils leader, Cllr Rob Stewart.