IMPACT AREA

DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT

We are focused on how people, communities and businesses can get more involved in shaping the future of our region, including the design and construction of major developments and strategic investments like the Swansea Bay City Deal.  How can we make sure that major regional projects are delivered in a way that provides economic, social and environmental benefit over the long term?  And how can we ensure that the well-being of people and planet is at the heart of decision-making?

Life science innovation project wins extra €5m investment

Life science innovation project wins extra €5m investment

A unique Irish-Welsh partnership involving life science expertise at Swansea University has won €5 million of additional funding. The extra money will help the Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) continue to develop the life science sector across...

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Multi-million pound funding secured for City Deal

Multi-million pound funding secured for City Deal

A multi-million pound early New Year present has arrived to turbo-charge the Swansea Bay City Deal. The first phase of City Deal funding – worth £18 million – has been released by the UK Government and Welsh Government for the investment programme, which covers...

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Roundtable Report – Swansea High Street Property

Roundtable Report – Swansea High Street Property

On Monday 11th November 2019 4theRegion convened a meeting of key property sector professionals with interests in high street and city centre property.  Our goal was to explore some of the challenges and opportunities relating to vacant space in the city, and share updates on what’s happening to property throughout the city.

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A Rooftop Farm above a City Centre Development in Swansea

A Rooftop Farm above a City Centre Development in Swansea

Hacer Developments, a developer based in Swansea and West Wales, has announced further details of an exciting new scheme for Swansea City Centre.  Biophilic Living is a mixed-use regeneration development on the site of the former Woolworths store on Oxford Street,...

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Swansea City Centre Conference 2020

Swansea City Centre Conference 2020

The second annual City Centre Conference is set to be an incredible day, showcasing everything that's great about Swansea and hearing from the people, organisations and businesses who are making change happen.  It's open to all, and YOU are invited! Whether you want...

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New role for Port Talbot’s famous old Plaza

New role for Port Talbot’s famous old Plaza

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Planning Committee has approved proposals to create a new role for the art-deco cinema which helped inspire the careers of Richard Burton, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Michael Sheen. Under the Neath Port Talbot Council plans, approved on Tuesday...

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CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT MEMBERS

As well as networking opportunities, important roundtable discussions, and the ability to get their voices heard at a regional level, we support our members in the Construction and Development sector by advocating strongly for more in-region procurement by the region's anchor institutions.  Procurement is one of our six impact areas, because we believe major spending in South West Wales should stay in South West Wales - so that small, medium and larger businesses in the regional supply chain can create jobs, grow and support their communities.  We also host events and conversations about development, property, sustainable development, and we host the Development & Investment Zone at the annual city centre conference in Swansea.

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