Swansea council leader Rob Stewart
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Leader confident over Swansea city centre revamp

A 3,500-seat arena and an aquarium will be part of a £500m transformation of Swansea city centre which will lead to about 1,700 permanent jobs.

It will be the biggest landscape change since the city was blitzed during World War Two.

A city beach area will also be created with bars, restaurants, offices, 5-star hotels and homes which will open on to an extended promenade and the beach.

Swansea council unveiled the plans on Friday with work due to start in 2017.

Leader Rob Stewart said he was confident the latest project to transform the city centre would succeed.

  • 22 Jan 2016