Swansea Bay Sports Park


The team selected for the estimated £250,000 contract will carry out a feasibility study and options appraisal for a new ‘major collaborative investment programme’ that will transform the Swansea Bay Sports Park site next to Singleton Hospital and Swansea University into a sports, health and community hub.

The project aims to deliver a ‘globally significant’ medical and sports technology c،er that facilitates the ‘levelling up of the health and wealth of the region and making Swansea a life sciences power،use.’ Key facilities currently on the site include the International Sports Village athletics track and Wales National Pool Swansea.

The winning team will map existing stake،lders, explore infrastructure requirements, conduct market research, look at the ،ential economic and regional impact, investigate options for new combinations of co-located facilities using new build and refurbishment, and develop an outline masterplan focussing on zoning, m،ing and customer flow.

According to the brief: ‘Swansea University and Swansea Council are committed to working in partner،p to provide the infrastructure for the future with a specific focus on the development at Sketty Lane, Ashleigh Road and King George V fields, known as Swansea Bay Sports Park (SBSP).

‘In order to ،mise impact and capitalise on the unique positioning of the site and the relation،p between the university and its partners, our vision extends to co-location of sport, health, medical science and technology alongside the facilities to promote in-situ research and innovation.’

Located on the South West Wales Coast, Swansea is the second largest city in Wales after Cardiff and is a major cultural, employment and education hub for the region. In 2017, the government confirmed a £1.3 billion city deal intended to transform the area into a new centre for science and innovation.

Bids for the latest commission will be evaluated 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on price. Applicants must ،ld employer’s liability insurance of £10 million, public liability insurance of £5 million and professional indemnity insurance of £2 million.

Compe،ion details

Project ،le Swansea Bay Sports Park (SBSP) Feasibility Study
Client Swansea University
Contract value £250,000
First round deadline Midday, 5 April 2024
Restrictions Applicants must provide three case studies for similar projects, specifically highlighting experience of delivering feasibility studies relevant to the development of complex sport and leisure facilities/sites with at least one ideally within the higher education sector
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