Mon 23rd Oct
Delta Lakes will provide a ‘world class’ Wellness and Life Science Village along the Llanelli coastline bringing together new sport and leisure facilities, business and research opportunities, education and training, as well as health and wellbeing services and assisted living accommodation set within an attractive lakeside environment.
It aims to improve the wellbeing of people across the region, creating up to 2000 high quality, well paid jobs and boosting the economy by £467 million over 15 years.
The event is being held so that residents can find out more about the development and how they as individuals and as a community can benefit. They will be able to view the masterplan for the site, speak to members of the project team and give their feedback to help shape the vision for the Village before an outline planning application on the proposals is submitted.
Carmarthenshire Council Leader Emlyn Dole said: “We are very excited to share our plans to create a Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes which will see more than £200 million being invested in the area. It really is a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to integrate a range of services which will deliver transformational social and economic benefits for local communities.
“Alongside the job creation, the site will provide facilities for education, training and skills. The Village will build on the success of the Institute of Life Science (ILS) at Swansea University attracting private sector investment which will create good quality, well-paid jobs across a range of professions and boosting the economy.
“One of the main aims of the project is to put the person at the centre of health care with a focus on promoting healthy independent living through the provision of sports and leisure facilities alongside healthcare services.
“And one of the key benefits of the development will be the ample outdoor space for public use, with a network of pedestrian paths, an enhanced lake environment for leisure activities and an improved natural habitat for all to enjoy."
The Wellness and Life Science Village is being led by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Hywel Dda and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Boards and Swansea University. It is also a key project for the Swansea Bay City Region and is earmarked to receive £40million as part of the £1.3billion City Deal funding.
The Swansea Bay City Deal is a £1.3billion investment that will transform the economic landscape of the area, boosting the local economy by £1.8billion, and generating almost 10,000 new jobs over the next 15 years.
The Swansea Bay City Region Board includes four local authorities – Carmarthenshire County Council, Swansea City Council, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and Pembrokeshire County Council - together with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Hywel Dda University Health Boards, Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity St David’s, and private sector companies.