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The Kingsway

Work has begun 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.

Kingsway proposed layout (Potter's Wheel roundabout view)

The redevelopment plans include:

  • remodelling of The Kingsway vehicular route to include a two-lane road (one lane in each direction)
  • enhanced pedestrian and cycling routes 
  • creation of The Kingsway Urban Park which features more green space for residents, workers and visitors, including a new pocket park at Kingsway Circle
  • opportunities for licensed seating for cafés and restaurant and other 'pop-up' activities

Changes are also proposed as part of the plans for Mansel Street, De-La Beche Street, Grove Place, Alexandra Road, Orchard Street and Belle Vue Way where two-way traffic will be introduced. 

These changes form part of wider objectives to further regenerate the whole of the city centre and will be a critical element of the City Deal proposals, including a digital village on the Kingsway featuring incubation spaces and co-working areas for start-up and small businesses working in the ICT, tech and creative industry sectors. In addition to enhanced public spaces, access and environmental improvements.

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

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

Kingsway proposed layout

Updates on the project

The dedicated bus lanes on The Kingsway and Orchard Street closed on 13 November 2017 to enable some preparatory works to take place in advance of the main works contract which is due to start on 9 April 2018.

Local company Dawnus Construction has been chosen as the main contractor on the project in partnership with the council. The initial works will have limited impact on the highway as these first works will take place within the closed off metro lanes.

We will work closely with the contractor to minimise the impact of the works on the local community and the highway network. 

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.

Press releases about the Kingsway project

Kingsway transformation gets underway (April 2018)

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

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