What projects have been signed off?
THE first two city deal projects to be signed off are the £168 million Swansea City and Waterfront Digital District project and £24 million Yr Egin scheme in Carmarthenshire.
Elements of the former include a “digital village” for tech businesses on The Kingsway, and a “box village” for start-up companies at the new University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) campus in SA1.
Carmarthen’s Yr Egin development, phase one of which has already been built, is a digital and creative cluster concept.
The £1.3 billion city deal involves two Governments, four councils, and four universities and health boards. Another crucial partner is the private sector, which is expected to contribute £637 million to the 11 projects.