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Transformation of University campus approved

Plans to transform the old University of Wales Trinity Saint David Townhill Campus in Swansea have taken a step forward after reserved matters approval was granted for 84 new homes at the site.



They will be built either side of the existing Edwardian campus building, which will be converted into 62 apartments having received approval from Swansea Council last year.


The mixed tenure development will include homes for rent at affordable levels, shared ownership and Help to Buy, along with open market sales.

Elfed Roberts, Head of Development (West) at Pobl:


“Our vision for the former campus site is to transform it into a high-quality mixed tenure development that has been designed to make the most of the views and other qualities of the site.


“We will preserve the impressive Edwardian college building, overseeing a sensitive conversion and extension of this landmark building into one and two-bedroom apartments that will have spectacular views over Swansea Bay. The remainder of the development will see the inclusion of a new landscaped urban square, generous amenity space and a good mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes.


“Our plans also include the retention of a large proportion of mature parkland and open space to benefit both the new residents and existing adjacent community.”


Pobl has committed to investing over £100million and building 3,000 new homes across Wales in the five year period to 2021.