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FAQs - St Davids car park

Here are some frequently asked questions

Why's the Oystermouth Road car park closing?

This is in readiness for construction of the £120m Swansea Central Phase One scheme. That will include the 3,500-seat digital arena on part of the car park site. The rest of the car park will become home to a hotel, a new, larger car park with 350 spaces, and a large expanse of new coastal-themed parkland. Exciting times! More about the scheme can be found here - www.swansea.gov.uk/digitalsquaredevelopment

I'm driving to the LC, National Waterfront Museum or Swansea Museum. Where's best to park?

We recommend the St David's multi-storey car park, overlooking Oystermouth Road, and right opposite the LC. The car park, accessed by car from Princess Way close to its Oystermouth Road junction. Those with vehicles over 1.8m in height are advised to use the nearby Paxton Street car park. Both are around five minutes walk from the attractions. The 460-space St David's multi storey car park is getting hi-tech new pay and display ticket machines and the entrance barrier will be removed, making access swifter and more straightforward. Added to lighting that has just been improved, the facility is getting fresh signage with large-scale maps showing the five-minute walk to the attractions' front doors. The car parks are also convenient for attractions such as Swansea Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre and the Marina. Other alternative parking nearby includes:

  • Around 5 minutes walk to the LC entrance
    • City Gates NCP multi-storey (248 spaces)
    • Quadrant multi-storey (517 spaces)
  • Around 6-10 minutes walk to the LC entrance
    • East Burrows car park (230 spaces)
    • Park and ride bus drop-offs
    • The Strand (218 spaces)
    • Trawler Road car parks (50 spaces)
    • Worcester Place (21 spaces)

I'm a disabled driver heading to the LC, National Waterfront Museum or Swansea Museum. Where's best to park?

The St David's multi-storey car park, accessed by car from Princess Way close to its Oystermouth Road junction, has 33 ground-floor disabled spaces. A further nine disability spaces have been created in Burrows Place, close to the entrances of the LC, National Waterfront Museum and Swansea Museum. The Oystermouth Road car park disabled spaces will remain open until the arena's full construction begins. Disabled members and disability user groups of the LC and National Waterfront Museum are being advised of the new arrangements.

What are the opening hours of the St David's multi-storey car park and Paxton Street car park?

Paxton Street is open 24/7. The St David's opening hours will be open 24/7 from October 21.

How much does it cost to park at the St David's multi-storey car park and Paxton Street car park?

The car parks are free on Sundays. From Mon-Sat the charges have not risen. They are:

  • St David's multi-storey 24/7: Up to 2 hours - £2; Up to 3hrs - £3; Up to 4hrs - £4; Up to 5hrs - £5; All day (24hrs) - £7.
  • Paxton Street 8am-9pm: Up to 1 hour - £1.20; Up to 2hrs - £2.40; Up to 3hrs - £3.50; Up to 4hrs - £4.50; All day - £7.

At both, two tickets will be issued, one to be displayed on the vehicle and the other to obtain £1 discounts at the LC or National Waterfront Museum. LC membership holders will be able to use their three-hour free parking discs and other visitors will continue to receive the £1 discount at the LC and National Waterfront Museum. Car parking tickets covering multiple days can be bought.

What pedestrian route should I take from the St David's multi-storey car park to the LC, National Waterfront Museum or Swansea Museum?

There are pedestrian crossings over the short road that links Oystermouth Road and Princess Way - and over Oystermouth Road itself. They're right outside the multi-storey. After crossing the main road, there's a footpath that leads straight ahead, along the edge of Museum Park to the front doors of the LC and National Waterfront Museum. To walk to Swansea Museum simply turn left on the pavement immediately after crossing Oystermouth Road. Each walk takes around five minutes.

What pedestrian route should I take from Paxton Street car park to the LC, National Waterfront Museum or Swansea Museum?

Simply head in the direction of Tesco - but don't cross the main road. Instead, follow the footpath then turn right along the edge of Museum Park to the front doors of the LC and National Waterfront Museum. The walk takes around five minutes.

Is there enough space in the the St David's multi-storey car park and Paxton Street car park to cope with all visitors?

Yes! Including St David's - and without the Oystermouth Road car park - there are more than 2,500 car park spaces within 10 minutes walk of the LC and the National Waterfront Museum. There are good park and ride options from Fabian Way and Landore. There are a lot more city centre car parking options here - www.swansea.gov.uk/citycentrecarparks There are also good park and ride options from Fabian Way and Landore. In due course, new car parks will be built as part of the Swansea Central Phase One scheme; this will bring a total of more than 900 spaces, including around 350 on the site of today's Oystermouth Road car park.

Where can I get more information about car parking in and around Swansea city centre?

The best thing to do is to log onto this web page - www.swansea.gov.uk/citycentrecarparks

Where can I get more information about the Swansea Central Phase One regeneration programme and the digital arena that's a major part of it?

We recommend that you log onto this web page - www.swansea.gov.uk/digitalsquaredevelopment

I'm bringing a coach party to the LC or National Waterfront Museum. Where's best to drop off, park and pick up?

Coach drop offs and pick-ups will be outside Swansea Museum. Coaches are advised to park at the Fabian Way Park and Ride.

 

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