Facelift plan for Swansea's Hafod Copperworks unveiled
PLANS to regenerate Swansea's historic Hafod Copperworks site will be on show tomorrow.
An event is being held at the Hafod Community Centre on Odo Street from 2pm to 6pm.
It will allow people to see phase one of the plans to breathe new life into the "historic site of major international importance".
There will also be the chance to meet the team behind the development of the site.
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Nick Bradley, Swansea Council's cabinet member for regeneration, said: "We're keen to engage local people in all aspects of the project and ensure the Hafod site's rich story endures for many generations to come.
"This is why there's a chance for anyone interested to have a look at plans for the first phase of works and let us know if they'd like to be involved in any way. We'll also be making opportunities available for schools and the public to get involved in design, physical work and archaeological digs on site in future."
The Hafod Copperworks site dates back to 1810 and includes 14 buildings and structures of international historic significance.
Regeneration organisation Groundwork has been appointed to manage the development. The appointment is part of the CU@Swansea project being led by Swansea University and Swansea Council.
Activities for the next 15 months include protecting listed buildings, clearing vegetation, introducing walking trails, installing information panels, holding archaeological digs and staging events.
The Welsh Government is contributing £277,000 to the scheme through the Swansea Regeneration Area programme and the Targeted Match Fund. A sum of £244,000 has also been provided from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Welsh Government's £19million Heritage Tourism project.