Early construction work has started for Swansea’s digital indoor arena.
Contractors are on site preparing for main construction work that will see the 3,500-capacity attraction built on part of the car park adjacent to the LC leisure centre.
The arena is due to be part-funded by the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal as part of the Swansea City and Waterfront Digital District project that’s now been approved by the UK Government and Welsh Government, subject to final terms and conditions being agreed.
Other features of the City Deal project in Swansea include a digital village development for tech and digitally focussed businesses on Kingsway, and a box village and innovation precinct facility for start-up companies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David SA1 Waterfront.
The arena scheme also forms part of an overall £120 million scheme known as Swansea Central phase one that will include new homes, commercial units, a digital square, a coastal themed park, a broad pedestrian bridge over Oystermouth Road, and hundreds of new parking spaces too. Swansea Council is behind the scheme, with principal contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd undertaking the preparatory work on site.
The main contract works on Swansea Central phase one are due to be complete in early 2021.