- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES AM WELCOMES NEWS THAT CITY ARENA IS NOW MOVING TO THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE
Speaking from his Morriston office, Local AM, Mike Hedges said… ‘I am thrilled with the news that the Arena is going to be built; it is going to be a huge addition to the City and will add so much to the offer the city has to visitors. It will be good to see big name bands at a local venue. It will also offer stable employment for local people.
It will also draw lots of people to the city centre which can only be a good thing and an increased footfall will encourage other business to move into the city centre too.
I congratulate the City Council for delivering this exciting vision for the City.’
Work to build a 3,500-seat arena, shops and flats is set to begin in Swansea after £110m funding is approved.
The first phase of the city centre revamp at Oystermouth Road, which is also expected to include a multi-storey car park, will start “next week”, the council said.
The authority’s cabinet agreed the cash. It had previously committed £24m towards the scheme.
The regeneration project is due to be completed in 2021.