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The Kingsway

Creation of a new urban park with improved accessibility.

Kingsway proposed layout (Potter's Wheel roundabout view)

Work has begun by Dawnus Construction to transform the Kingsway in the city centre into a city park incorporating new public areas, landscaped park land, cycle tracks and two-way single lane vehicle route along with the creation of wider pedestrian walkways.

Road/bus stop closures

Union Street entrance closed to vehicles (23 July - 12 August)

Pedestrians will still be able to enter Union Street from the Kingsway and the pedestrian crossing will also be maintained. Access to rear of properties backing Picton Lane are unaffected.

The one-way system via Portland Street will be temporary revoked to allow deliveries to the premises situated on Union Street. Alternatively, deliveries can access the top end of Union Street via Oxford Street outside of the 10.30am - 4.30pm restriction where the bollards are in position.

Access to M&S car park and Park Street car park will be via Portland Street - diversion signs will be in place.

If there are any issues regarding this road closure, please contact Dawnus supervisor Meilir Williams direct on 07880 406885.

June update

Work to install the new road surface on The Kingsway will start soon, along with paving works to the wide pavement areas. Drainage and paving works for the pocket park in Princess Way will also continue. 

A new road surface will be installed at Grove Place to allow traffic lanes to be relocated. The access to Orchard Street MSCP will also be relocated to allow works to progress on the new carriageway.

Word Document The Kingsway project newsletter - June 2018 (Word, 248KB)Opens new window
Word Document The Kingsway project newsletter - April 2018 (Word, 179KB)Opens new window

About the project

The Kingsway is being transformed into a more attractive environment for people to live, work and visit - and work is under way!

The Kingsway and Orchard Street will have a two-lane road, with one lane running in each direction with the space gained from the reduction in road space allowing for more public space with improved pedestrian and cycling routes, green landscaping, and a new "pocket" park at The Kingsway Circle.  

Two-way traffic will return to Mansel Street, De La Beche Street, Grove Place, Alexandra Road and Belle Vue Way. 

The changes form part of a wider plan to regenerate the city centre and are a critical element of the Swansea Bay City Deal proposals. These will lead to the creation of jobs within a Kingsway digital village, featuring incubation spaces for start-up/small businesses working in the ICT, tech and creative industry sectors - focussed on the site of the former Oceana nightclub.

PDF Document Kingsway plan (PDF, 4MB)Opens new window

Cabinet approval followed a public consultation exercise which overwhelmingly supported the proposals, as outlined in the report of cabinet dated 16 March - Cabinet report (16 March 2017)Opens new window

Who is doing the work?  

Dawnus Construction

When will work finish?

Summer 2019

When will the streets go 2-way?

November 2018

What it will look like

Kingsway proposed layout

Press releases about the Kingsway project

Exciting new Swansea life for Kingsway's old road surface (June)

Major Kingsway building set for homes and business overhaul (May)

Kingsway trees to be transplanted in other parts of the city (May)

Mature and young trees all set to be part of city centre green artery (May)

Work starts on new Swansea city centre public space (April)

Kingsway transformation gets underway (April 2018)

Swansea's Kingsway moves to next phase in regeneration project (March 2018)

If you would like to be added to the list to receive project updates, please send your email address or contact details to thekingsway@swansea.gov.uk. Your details will only be used to provide relevant project information during the project, we will keep them for the project duration only and if you wish to have your details removed from the list at any time please contact us.

Tree planting programme

Around 170 new trees are being introduced as part of this £12m makeover that will transform the look and feel of the area.

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