South West Wales

Oyster Wharf: Plans for Mumbles seafront revamp approved

Artist's impression of the new development Image copyright Nextcolour Development
Image caption An artist's impression of the new development in Mumbles

Plans to revamp part of the seafront in Swansea have been approved.

New shops, restaurants and a gym will form Oyster Wharf in Mumbles, which will also incorporate a refurbished Tivoli building.

The firm behind the scheme, Nextcolour Developments, said it expects to start construction work in January.

Traders have already given a positive reaction saying it would help to boost the area which will also see units on Mumbles Road converted.

"This is fantastic news for Mumbles and the wider area," said James Morse, commercial director at Nextcolour.

"We are already on site carrying out preliminary works and have a very visible office adjacent to Tivoli Arcade in Mumbles.

"Construction work will begin January 2015 - it is very exciting."

Oyster Wharf will include four restaurants, new retail units and a gym.

The existing iconic 1930s Tivoli building will also be reinstated as the focal point of the development after extensive refurbishment.

The Co-operative on Mumbles Road will move into the development from its Mumbles Road premises, which will be converted into two further retail units.

Paul Whittaker, chairman of Mumbles Traders Association, welcomed the plans when they were unveiled in May, saying they were a long time coming.

He added: "Mumbles is the jewel in the Swansea tourism crown but has dimmed over the last 10 years.

"Now the time is right for this level of prestigious development to occur."

Image copyright Nextcolour Development
Image caption The development will include shops, restaurants and a spa

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