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Where Sand

Meets Land

Meets Life

Swansea city centre is a major urban transformation project, with over £1 billion being invested across the city, allowing Swansea to realise its potential as one of the most vibrant places to live, work, visit and study in the UK. Copr Bay is at the forefront of the city’s ambitious regeneration programme.

Copr Bay Phase One is being funded and developed by Swansea Council, with the arena element of the scheme being part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal. The Swansea Bay City Deal is a £1.3 billion investment fund that includes funding from the UK and Welsh Governments and the private sector for major transformation projects in this region of South Wales.

Plans for phase one include...


A 3,500 capacity state-of-the-art arena to be operated on a long-term basis by global theatre leaders, The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).


New homes in the heart of the city.


A new hotel.


A 1.1-acre beautifully landscaped coastal park with outdoor spaces for all ages to enjoy

Bridging the gap

Reconnecting the city to our sweeping coastline via a landmark bridge.


Improved public spaces


Conference facilities at the arena to complement the city’s growing office portfolio and co-working spaces


A range of independent and locally run dining concepts and shops

Latest news & Updates

Arena sparkles in Christmas build-up

13 December 2021

Swansea Arena has been sparkling in recent days as early lighting tests continue at the venue.

More Copr Bay progress as arena seats installed

16 November 2021

Seats are now being installed inside Swansea Arena’s auditorium as construction of the city’s new Copr Bay district continues to make progress.

33 new affordable homes
230,000 visitors to the Arena
A new landmark destination for the city

Latest videos

Rob Stewart

From our spectacular beach and historical landmarks, to our world-leading universities and institutions, Swansea provides a wealth of opportunity that has been undervalued for too long. Alongside the other transformative projects taking place across the city, Copr Bay is a missing piece of the jigsaw that will attract more people to the city centre, and greatly strengthen our economic buoyancy.

Rob Stewart
Leader of Swansea Council

Be a part of it

Leasing opportunities for retail, restaurant and café uses are now available for Phase One of Copr Bay. Find out more about the opportunities available