£200m Wellness Village planned for Wales

Plans for a £200 million (US$254m) Wellness Village in Llanelli could provide a global blueprint on how healthcare and leisure services should best be delivered in the future.

The project, earmarked for a site at Delta Lakes in South West Wales, has the potential to boost not just Llanelli, but Carmarthenshire and South Wales as a whole. Carmarthenshire County Council is working on a delivery plan for the Wellness Village.

Plans include a state-of-the-art leisure centre, cutting-edge facilities for life science research, assisted living accommodation, and landscaped spaces for outdoor recreation.
Estimated to be worth £467 million and 2,000 jobs to the local economy, the Wellness Village could also include a wellness hotel to meet the growing demand for wellness tourism.

The Wellness Village is integrated, so it is more than a housing development or a sports village. As well as environmental improvements, there will be research and educational elements included in the project.

The Wellness Village is due to be part-funded by the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal. Funded by the UK Government, the Welsh Government, the public sector and the private sector, that deal is led by four Swansea Bay City Region local authorities, two regional health boards, Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.