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Location

Olystermouth Road, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 9SB

Client

Swansea Council

Architect

Buckingham Group

Overview

The 3,500-capacity arena at Olystermouth Road in Swansea is the focal point of a £135 million regeneration project called Copr Bay. The work includes a raised coastal park, pedestrian bridge, commercial units, flats and a new multi-storey car park.

Funded largely by Swansea Council, through Government grants, parking incomes and the sale of flats, the arena works and the preparatory work is being carried out by Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd and ground workers, Evan Pritchard Contractors Ltd/

With the project coming to an end, the arena is due to open soon and will signal the overhaul of the local area, with Council leader Rob Stewart saying: "This is a significant moment as we deliver a project that will be a catalyst for the transformation and success of Swansea city centre for future generations."

Solution

Following successful meetings between Swansea Council and Gareth Richards of Marshalls Civils and Drainage and having supplied linear water management drainage solutions before to the local area, including Max E Channel to the Swansea Kingsway (City Centre) scheme, Swansea Council were happy to specify the same product for the central reservation at the arena.

As well as Max E Channels, Marshalls supplied Max E Conservation E600 top for the busy main road leading to the arena to ensure continuity between the kerb and the top units and to complement the aesthetic finish requested by Swansea Council.

The arena project is a catalyst for the city’s £1 billion transformation over the coming few years.

Clients Comments

Kevin Underwood, Managing Director of Buckingham Group Contracting said, “We are delighted to be making progress on this incredibly exciting scheme. Our experience of working on major projects means that we’re delivering high-quality work during this preparatory period. We’re committed to delivering the highest standards that this initiative, the people of Swansea and the site’s neighbouring residents and businesses deserve.”

Swansea Arena