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17Feb94 UK: TARMAC PLANS SHOP SPREE IN SWANSEA.

Tarmac has unveiled plans for a £50 million retail development to be built in the heart of Swansea with the support of the city council.With its property adviser, DTZ Debenham Thorpe, Tarmac has outlined a scheme which would create 33,000 sq m of retail space within the Castle Quays development in the city centre.Of the total space to be built some 10,000 sq m will be taken up by a department store with 50 other shops included in the two-storey mall.Working with Swansea City Council, which is the freeholder, Tarmac's team has identified traffic improvements that will be needed and included a 700-space car park in the outline plans.At present the project is scheduled to start in the middle of next year if the planning process goes smoothly. Fitting-out should then follow in 1996 with final completion in 1997. CONSTRUCTION NEWS