Delta Lakes will provide a ‘world class’ Wellness and Life Science Village along the Llanelli coastline bringing together health, leisure, business and research.
The largest ever regeneration project in South West Wales, it aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the region, creating around 2000 high quality, well paid jobs and boosting the economy by a staggering £467 million over 15 years. It includes:
- A Wellness Hub incorporating a new ‘state-of-the-art’ sports and leisure centre; and a Community Health Hub with a clinical delivery centre offering a range of health and wellbeing services; a business development centre providing incubation and acceleration facilities for business start-up, research and development within life sciences; and a wellbeing skills centre with facilities for education and training. These will be linked together in a unique ‘street’ layout connected by a generous central atrium providing the reception, café and other public amenities. The street will be the community heart of the village providing lots of meeting spaces and breakout areas.
- Assisted living spaces will be developed in a range of accommodation types and for people of all ages and will include a nursing home, extra care facilities and supported living accommodation.The aim is to promote independence, enhanced through the use of the latest supported living technologies by specialist research and development companies based on site.
- A wellness hotel set along the stunning Llanelli coastline offering a range of relaxation opportunities to improve wellness.
- An executive housing development which will include an element of affordable housing.
All interlinked and integrated within the natural landscape, set around a freshwater lake and within walking distance of the Millennium Coastal Park, with free to access green spaces and outdoor recreation.
The ambitious project – which will see an investment of more than £200million - is being led by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board, further and higher education providers and a range of other local and regional stakeholders.
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.
Outline planning permission has been granted and design work is ongoing with the aim of construction work commencing in 2020.