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Princess Way to be Finished by the Spring

The £2.4 million Swansea Council scheme- which will improve walking links between the city centre and the waterfront- should be ready at the end of March.
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The project has seen two traffic lanes removed along most of the route and an improved pedestrian space incorporated.

It is hoped a tree-lined boulevard including light and artwork will create a more welcoming and enlivened environment.

A beacon feature made up of five stainless steel structures depicting a theme of navigation will be shortly installed at the lower end of the City Link to offer a visual connection from the National Waterfront Museum to Princess Way.

Their height will vary from four to eight metres and will introduce a new city landmark.

Further artwork will follow at the upper end at the junction with Castle Square.

A three metre high stainless steel curvilinear screen will be illuminated there to provide another beacon of light along the route.

David Mackie, Andrew Rowe and Heather Parnell of DAR design are behind the artwork and have sought to emphasise the paving and features as part of their work.

Low-energy LED lighting technology is being used within seating.

The long-life and robust approach is aimed at minimising costs and reflecting sustainability principles in the design.

Councillor Chris Holley is the leader of Swansea City Council.

He said: "Princess Way will form a vital link between the city and the National Waterfront Museum. It will offer pedestrians strolling around the shopping area wonderful access to facilities on the coast that will also include the revamped leisure centre in a few years time. The introduction of public art on Princess Way is a bold statement of Swansea's confidence in its regeneration. It will offer to change perceptions by adding a sense of originality and identity."


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