Launch of Arts Centre with 900 Jobs

Wales' First Minister has launched the building work of a multimillion pound Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor...

The organisers of 'Pontio' claim it will bring 900 jobs to the city.

The development will include a theatr with 550 seats, business space, cafes, bars, classrooms for the University and park space.

It's had a £27.5m grant from the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union.

Bangor University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fergus Lowe is leading the project:

“We are building bridges – to bring together the University and the wider community, using arts, sciences and exciting new combinations of them both. The project is ambitious and iconic, and we believe it will have a transformative effect on all the people it touches.

“This is the project that will put Bangor on the map and will help to regenerate the city’s urban heart. It will provide a Centre of such remarkable innovation and artistic excellence that it is sure to draw the attention of people from near and far, as well as providing new impetus to the growth of the North Wales economy”.