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Main contractor appointed for Swansea Arena

Buckingham Group Contracting has been appointed by Swansea Council as the principal contractor for the Swansea Arena project.

The 3,500-capacity digital indoor arena is being built as part of a transformation of the city centre including a coastal park, digital plaza, landmark pedestrian bridge, new car parking and new homes and premises for retail, food and drink.

Buckingham Group will undertake six months of pre-construction services including detailed design, costings and essential preparatory work on the expansive city centre site.

The early work will prepare the project and site for the main build phase due to start in late summer this year. The transformation is due to be completed in 2021.

Rob Stewart, leader of Swansea Council, said:

Buckingham Group Contracting has an outstanding record in successfully delivering major high-profile schemes.

Having a company of this calibre working in collaboration with us is another statement of intent; this will be a world-class transformational scheme that will be a catalyst to making Swansea a great 21st century city.

Swansea Central Phase One will bring a bright new modern focus to our city; it will mean new opportunities for local people, businesses and major investors. Other regeneration will follow.

Buckingham’s experience also embraces the design and build of the iconic £89m Premier League American Express Community Stadium for Brighton and Hove Albion FC providing 30,500 seats,  and the design and build of Cardiff City Stadium’s £10m East Stand expansion.