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Swansea business owners excited by £500m city regeneration plans

Representatives from Swansea Council are in London today to showcase plans for a £500m re-development of the city centre.

Iconic buildings and sites such as the Civic Centre have been placed on the market in the hope developers will invest in what is described as a 'the best chance in a generation' to regenerate the city centre.

Today the public will get the first view of fly-through designs that architects say will 're-link' Swansea city centre to the sea, as part of ambitious plans to turn the city into the financial capital of Wales.


Swansea Council 'in discussions' with Unilever following job loss announcement

We’re disappointed to hear of Unilever’s decision and the impact it will have on workers and the Swansea Bay area as a whole. We will work with our partners to help the workforce in any way we can.

We have also been in discussions with Unilever for some time and share their commitment to exploring options on how the site could be returned to productive use in future.

– Swansea Council spokesperson

Swansea: Lib Dem fears

The leader of Swansea Council, Chris Holley, has predicted his Liberal Democrat party will get a 'pasting' at tonight's local elections. The Lib Dems have run the council since 2004, but Holley has told our Swansea Reporter Dean Thomas that national politics will mean a bad night for them locally.

Its not going to be too good. If I'm being perfectly blunt, national politics has effected local government. Our administration can be very proud of its record, but what has happened nationally has put things out of our control. I predict we will lose a few seats, it's still too early to be sure though.

– Chris Holley, Leader of Swansea Council