LC, Swansea

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The LC is a leisure centre located in the city centre of Swansea, Wales, UK. Originally Swansea Leisure Centre, it was re-branded as 'The LC' when the facility re-opened to the public on 1 March 2008 after a £32-million makeover. The LC's exterior has been revitalised by replacing the old concrete panels with clear glass, translucent glazing, and timber panelling.[1]

LC building, Swansea.jpg
Former namesSwansea Leisure Centre
General information
Town or citySwansea
Coordinates51°37′01″N 3°56′26″W / 51.61694°N 3.94056°W / 51.61694; -3.94056
Current tenantsFreedom leisure
Construction started1977
Renovated1 March 2008
Cost£32,000,000 Renovation
OwnerCity and County of Swansea council


Swansea Leisure Centre was built on the location of the former Swansea Victoria railway station, opened by the Queen during her silver jubilee celebrations in 1977. The original centre featured the first wave machine to be installed in a leisure centre in Wales; it became one of Wales' top leisure facilities and a substantial tourist draw, attracting more than 800,000 users annually at its peak. After its closure in 2003, Swansea Council decided to refurbish the centre, which was reopened - again by the Queen - on 7 March 2008.[2]


The LC's waterpark features include water slides, surf simulator, a 30 ft climbing wall, an indoor play area, a multi-purpose sports and exhibition hall (which was an official training facility for the 2012 London Olympics), exercise areas, and a spa and sauna section.[3]


The "LC" logo was designed to be intentionally ambiguous, with the '2' implying the relaunch of the old Swansea Leisure Centre, or a wave and some mountains, signifying Swansea and the surrounding area or the surf simulator and climb wall inside the LC, or a swan, representing Swansea.[3]

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  1. ^ "City and County of Swansea - LC". 20 May 2008. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ "History of the LC - History of the LC2". Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Home - South Wales' Premier Attraction". Retrieved 10 August 2011.

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