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The Kingsway

Creation of a new urban park with improved accessibility.

Kingsway proposed layout (street view looking towards Dragon Hotel)We've transformed The Kingsway in the city centre with new public areas, landscaped parkland, cycle routes and two-way single lane vehicle route alongside wide pedestrian walkways.

About the project

The Kingsway has been transformed into an attractive environment for people to live, work and visit.

As part of the project, The Kingsway and Orchard Street have a new two-lane road, with one lane running in each direction.

The space gained from the reduction in the previous roadway width means more public space. This means improved pedestrian and cycling routes, green landscaping, and a new "pocket" park at The Kingsway Circle. Two-way traffic has returned to Mansel Street, De La Beche Street, Grove Place, Alexandra Road and Belle Vue Way. 

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

The changes form part of a wider plan to regenerate the city centre. They're a critical element of the Swansea Bay City Deal proposals. 

The improvements will lead to the creation of jobs within a Kingsway digital village at 71 and 72 The Kingsway, featuring incubation spaces for start-up/small businesses working in the ICT, tech and creative industry sectors. This is focused on the site of the former Oceana nightclub. Planning approval was granted in June 2020.

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

Who is doing the work? Griffiths

What it will look like

Kingsway proposed layout

Two-way Kingsway traffic

The traffic on The Kingsway and seven other key roads around it switched to two-way on 26 July.

Project updates

Latest updates and media releases on the Kingsway project development.

Frequently asked questions about the Kingsway

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about the Kingsway.

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.

The scheme has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

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