Copr Bay

Copr Bay is a core element of the transformation of Swansea city centre with Phase 1 seen as a major catalyst for future development, centred on a new, iconic, digitally advanced live entertainment venue and conference centre.

ABOUT COPR BAY:

Copr Bay is the core element of the transformation of Swansea city centre with Phase 1 seen as the major catalyst for future development, centred on a new, iconic, digitally advanced, 3,500 capacity live entertainment venue and conference centre.

The venue will be set in the first urban park created since Victorian times and is linked to the city centre via a dramatic new pedestrian bridge. Fundamental to the masterplan is to enhance the connectivity of the city core to the outstanding Swansea Bay.

Ambassador Theatre Group has been secured to operate the venue, whilst additionally the scheme provides, extensive new public realm, a hotel, 33 residential units, new A3 uses and new public parking against a background of a digitally enabled infrastructure.

Construction of phase 1 went on site in November 2019.  Plans are now advancing on Phase 2 which will include further residential units; offices and leisure facilities.

Project Details

Services provided
Development Management / Placemaking / Ideation /
Financial Management / Leasing Management.

Client:
Swansea Council

Appointed:
2014

Mix of Uses

3,500 capacity arena

Public Realm

Residential

Car park

Hotel

Retail

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RivingtonHark has been instrumental in Swansea Council delivering its largest ever development in ‘Copr Bay’ that is already proving to be a transformational project and catalyst for future growth. From original concept to completion of the build they have led the project and development team with huge professionalism, dedication and passion. As part of the process Rivington’s leasing activities have been second to none, helping us secure Ambassador Theatre Group to operate the Arena to now an over subscription of local independent businesses wanting representation in the scheme. The authority is very grateful for Rivington’s massive contribution to our city.

Huw Mowbray

Property Development Manager, Swansea Council