Proposal is one of 11 under the umbrella of £1.3bn City Deal
THE Wellness and Life Science Village planned for Delta Lakes is one of 11 projects being taken forward in Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire via a £1.3 billion City Deal. The village is to include a new leisure centre, institute of life science, a wellness education centre and a clinical delivery centre.
Assisted living accommodation including extra care housing and a nursing home will also feature, as will a wellness hotel and landscaped open spaces.
The scheme is expected to create nearly 2,000 jobs over the next 15 years and give the local economy a £467 million boost.
Public sector partners include Carmarthenshire Council, Swansea University, Hywel Dda University Health Board and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
An outline planning application for the Wellness and Life Science Village will be considered in coming months, and the project should be finished in full in 2023.
The private sector is expected to contribute around £127 million to the project, with £40 million coming from UK and Welsh Govern-ments. But Delta Lakes still needs a business case sign-off from central Government, which last week announced it was undertaking “a rapid independent review” of the city deal.
In a statement the UK Government said: “All partners remain committed to the deal, and it has been agreed that work on individual projects will continue in parallel with the review.”
Other projects include the Swansea Waterfront Digital District, pictured.