SA1 Swansea Waterfront is a mixed use development located just 10 minutes’ walk the heart of Swansea city centre, which already includes residential, offices, cafes, restaurants, hotels, health centres and much more. The Ethos development provides world class office space combined with an enviable frontage over the River Tawe, while Langdon House is a 4 story, 45,000 sq ft development, offering accommodation for SMEs, with underground parking and a central location. With opportunities for investors to benefit from the new social, leisure and business opportunities that SA1 presents, SA1 is regarded as a best practice benchmark for waterfront regeneration across Europe.
With its own Business Improvement District (BID) and having been the focus of a recent conference bringing international expertise in to advise on the way forward, Swansea City Centre is a great business location, whether you’re in retail, professional or other business services. The BID is managed by a board which uses the extra 1% charged on the business rates to put in place initiatives, which city centre businesses decide on, to help the centre to thrive and grow.
Comprising some 190 hectares (470 acres) Swansea Vale is a flagship development located close to M4 junction 44. With unrivalled potential for business and residential development and located only five miles from Swansea City Centre, the site is a model for city expansion.
Swansea West Business Park
Swansea West Business Park is the largest industrial estate in Swansea, located 4 miles north-west of the City Centre and 2 miles from the M4, junction 47. The existing estate accommodates approximately 140 firms.
A multi-million pound scheme to transform the 84 acre site at Felindre, just off the M4 north of Swansea, has been underway. A new internal road has been built and all 12 development plots have been connected to electricity, gas, water and telecoms supplies. The site’s transformation is a multi-million pound joint venture between Swansea Council and the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund awarded £11.7 million to the scheme. Consultants are currently preparing a marketing and branding strategy for the business park. The aim is for Felindre to become home to high-tech manufacturers and research and technology industries.
Fabian Way Gateway is situated just off the M4, junction 42, at the gateway to Swansea and is where Amazon has located its 4th UK distribution centre. The internet giant chose the Swansea Bay location due to its proximity to Amazon’s key London market, reasonable land values, a great availability of quality employees and the assistance provided by the local authority and the Welsh Government. The adjacent Swansea Gate Business Park, home to Bay Film Studios, one of the largest indoor studios in Europe is attracting interest and the site is opposite Swansea University’s new Bay Campus.
You can find comprehensive and up to date information on the availability of vacant or available commercial land and industrial, office and retail property in Swansea here.
Baglan Energy Park forms the first stage of Baglan Bay, the largest single development site in the UK totalling 500 hectares. It is a phased development of business and manufacturing parks on a low-density, high quality landscaped site. The development is situated adjacent to the M4 and has on-site power generation, offering advantaged energy costs to businesses located on the Park.
Port Talbot Harbourside
A multi million pound re-development of the town’s former docks quarter is transforming the area into a new knowledge focused business hub, creating hundreds of skilled jobs. The development includes an R&D village which opened in 2013. There are also proposals for a future residential and leisure offering which will sit adjacent to the dockside and river corridor. Neath Port Talbot College have also announced that Harbourside will be the home for their new purpose built campus.
There is a wide range of other industrial sites and premises throughout Neath Port Talbot ranging in size from 300 sq.ft to over 50,000 sq.ft. Take a look at the vacant Neath Port Talbot Property Register here.
Llanelli Waterside is developing as a vibrant and modern space in which people can enjoy working, living and playing. Delta Lakes, the 34 acre site adjacent to the coastal link road, is ideal for a mix of commercial and business development. Two storey contemporary office developments for single or multiple uses are also envisaged for Delta Lakes possibly incorporating an “office village” complex for smaller end-users. .
The dedicated 50-acre Cross Hands Food Park is the first designated centre of excellence for food technology in the whole of Wales. Located just two minutes from Junction 49 of the M4 on the Euro Route between Ireland and London, key businesses have already committed to growing their businesses here. Irish company Dawn Pac, despite other options and locations, twice expanded their facility here and now occupies a 200,000 sq.ft food processing facility on 20 acres of the Food Park. One of the country’s leading independent food wholesalers, privately owned Castell Howell Foods, is also based here.