Three new local businesses have been announced for the emerging £135million Copr Bay Phase 1 neighborhood in Swansea.
Frozziyo Frozen Yoghurt, Imperial Candy and KoKoDoo Korean Fried Chicken will rent units on Cupid Way, a new link between the city center and Swansea Arena that leads to the new bridge over Oystermouth Road.
Frozziyo Frozen Yoghurt will allow customers to help themselves to a range of flavored frozen yogurts from self-service machines and a wide range of toppings and sauces. It will be led by Katharine Partner, who is also managing director of Swansea-based Rock the Dragon, a nationwide dance boutique and merchandise company.
Imperial Candy will offer customers a wide range of sweets and will be run by local businessman Ammar Alabtah, who also owns Imperial Desserts on the High Street in Swansea.
KoKoDoo Korean Fried Chicken is an award-winning franchise launched in London in 2006, offering a range of Korean-inspired fresh fried chicken dishes and sides. It will be led by Graham Baister, who is also a director of Swansea-based Sweet Footwear Ltd and Oak & Hyde Boots.
The Copr Bay phase one district is being developed by Swansea Council, with RivingtonHark as development managers. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is leading the construction of the district.
Cllr Rob Stewart, Head of Swansea Council, said:
The council’s vision for Copr Bay has always been to deliver a program that would stand up for those who work and live in this town – and this historic new destination does just that.
“We are delighted to announce that three new businesses will take place on Cupid Way, all of which will be led by well-established local business people who are ready to take their business to the next level.
“Not only will this development form a crucial link between the town centre, the 3,500-seat arena and the 1.1-acre coastal park, but it will also ensure that local businesses take their place at the forefront in one of the most important urban centers in Europe regeneration projects.
“Even before its completion, Copr Bay has boosted confidence among local businesses, as well as those considering expanding into Swansea. Our hope is that this district will attract several million pounds of foreign investment, jobs and prosperity for Swansea as a whole.
The Swansea-based Secret Hospitality Group has already been announced as the operator of the new cafe and restaurant in the Coastal Park next to Swansea Arena, with further Cupid Way rentals expected to be announced soon.
Cupid Way is named after Cyril Cupid – the first Welshman to sprint 100 meters in under 10 seconds, who was renowned in the 1930s for winning numerous titles on the athletics track.
The Copr Bay Phase One arena is being partly funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal – an investment of up to £1.3 billion in nine major programs and projects in the Swansea Bay City area. The new bridge over Oystermouth Road is partly funded by the Welsh Government under the Active Travel initiative.