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The ‘Heritage Apprentice’ forms part of an AHRC-funded skills development award on ‘Building Capacity: developing and applying specialist skills in the context of national heritage sites’. The main objectives of this programme led by the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities at Swansea University are: 1) to enhance employability credentials of postgraduate researchers; 2) to build capacity in the regional and national heritage sectors; 3) to help develop a generation of academic researchers with the skills set and networking experience to effectively engage with the impact and knowledge exchange agendas.

Team Project Brief 

The 12 ½ -acre site of the former Hafod-Morfa copperworks contains twelve listed buildings or structures and is located in the LowerSwanseaValley.

The long-tem aim of the Cu @ Swansea project is to create and develop a mixed-use heritage site that will act as a catalyst for the sustainable economic and social regeneration of the surrounding area and its communities. For more information, please visit:

The task is to: 

  1. Create a Vision Plan for the site that links the past, present, and future; 
  1. Develop a Usage Plan for the buildings, structures, and spaces; 
  1. Formulate a sustainable Business Plan; 
  1. Provide an imaginative Marketing and Positioning strategy for the site.