SA1 Swansea Waterfront

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The Technium Centre
Bellway Homes's Altamar apartment block overlooking the Prince of Wales Dock

SA1 Swansea Waterfront (colloquially: SA1) is the marketing name given to the brownfield development area located in northern part of Swansea Docks. The area is located directly to the southeast of Swansea city centre. It is bordered by the Fabian Way to the north and covers the Prince of Wales Dock area.

The development will be a commercial and residential mix. The forecast outputs are 2,900 new jobs, about 2,000+ new apartments and houses, 65,000 m² (700,000 sq ft) of business/offices; 29,000 m² (312,000 sq ft) of commercial leisure; 26,400 m² (284,200 sq ft) of hotel development; 23,200 m² (249,700 sq ft) of institutional facilities; 1,015 m² (10,930 sq ft) of on shore marina facilities.

Completed projects[edit]

As of October 2008, completed projects include:[1]



  • Altamar: 158 residential apartments by Bellway Homes;[1]
  • Llys Hafan: 54 affordable housing units by Gwalia Housing Group;[1]
  • Mariner's Court: 79 Retirement apartments by Coastal Housing Group [1]
  • South Quay: 165 residential apartments by Quest Properties;[1]

Mixed and other developments[edit]

  • the dismantling and reassembly of the Grade II Listed Norwegian Church;[1]
  • Ice House bistro wine bar and restaurant complex;[1]
  • J Shed warehouse converted into commercial space including offices and restaurants;[1]
  • Waterfront Community Church;[1]
  • De Vere Village Hotel and Leisure Club; and [1]
  • a dental referral centre.[1]


Under planning/construction[edit]

Projects under construction or in the pipeline include:[1]

  • a private hospital;[1]
  • new lock tidal basin connecting the Prince of Wales Dock directly with the River Tawe and berthing for 400 boats;[1]
  • Discovery Leisure Quarter, scheduled to accommodate a multiplex cinema/bowling/casino/restaurant unit together with residential and student accommodation. A multi-storey car park is also part of the plan.[4]
  • 69 homes overlooking the Prince of Wales Dock by Coastal Housing Group;[5]
  • 63,000sqft of commercial space by Waterstone Estates, including a 132 bed hotel and supermarket store;[6]
  • A new campus for the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David[7]
  • plus a range of office developments and housing.[8]

War Memorial[edit]

A war memorial is located in the Square between the two Technium buildings commemorating the British Merchant Navy seamen of Swansea during World War II.


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Coordinates: 51°37′14″N 3°55′26″W / 51.62044°N 3.92392°W / 51.62044; -3.92392