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The Kingsway

Creation of a new urban park with improved accessibility.

Latest: New contractor lined up to complete £12m Kingsway transformation

Kingsway proposed layout (street view looking towards Dragon Hotel)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.

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? New contractor due to be appointed

When will work finish? End of summer 2019

What it will look like

Kingsway proposed layout

Project updates

Latest newsletters and press 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.

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