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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.

What's happening?

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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.

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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

What it will look like

Kingsway proposed layout

Press releases about the Kingsway project

Kingsway transformation back underway (January 2019)

Free parking in Swansea for Christmas (October 2018)

Night-time roadworks: Swansea city centre (October 2018)

Kingsway motorists to switch onto their first stretch of new road surface (September 2018)

Kingsway to be clear for Christmas (September 2018)

Swansea's transformation wins new business acclaim (September 2018)

Cranes, hard hats and excavators - how Swansea is building confidence (July 2018)

Union Street junction to be improved (July 2018)

Global experts appointed to deliver Swansea digital village (June 2018)

Exciting new Swansea life for Kingsway's old road surface (June 2018)

Major Kingsway building set for homes and business overhaul (May 2018)

Kingsway trees to be transplanted in other parts of the city (May 2018)

Mature and young trees all set to be part of city centre green artery (May 2018)

Work starts on new Swansea city centre public space (April 2018)

City centre tree planting programme starts (April 2018)

Kingsway transformation gets underway (April 2018)

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

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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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