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Swansea’s £1bn tidal lagoon gets green-light

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Plans for a £1 billion tidal lagoon in Swansea have been rubber-stamped by the government

Earlier this week the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Alex Herbert officially approved the plans, which include a 3,500m² offshore visitor centre designed by London-based Juice Architects.

The proposal will create a six-mile long sea wall in Swansea Bay housing 16 underwater turbines which would be used to generate power from the rising and falling tide.

The man-made energy-generating tidal lagoon will provide enough electricity to power 70 per cent of Swansea Bay’s annual domestic electricity use.

Juice’s building at the end of the lagoon’s seawall will provide a ‘cultural and leisure’ space for visitors and will house public galleries, a café, lecture theatre, educational rooms and an exhibition space.



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