Picton Lanes Initiative

The Picton Lanes Initiative was commissioned by the City & County of Swansea Council (CCS) in partnership with the Welsh Government (WG) and undertaken by Powell Dobson Urbanists, presents a framework to guide regeneration in the Lower Oxford Street area and its adjacent streets.

The study area includes an established retail area focused around lower Oxford Street, Plymouth Street, Nelson Street and West Way/Dillwyn Street and Picton Arcade and Shoppers Walk, which has a diverse retail offer from independent traders.

It is also home to Swansea’s Grand Theatre, and lies adjacent to the Quadrant Bus Station which is being improved as part of a multi-million scheme funded by CCS, WG and ERDF investment.  At the western entrance to this area, lies a split level surface car park which was formerly the site of the Oxford Street School which offers itself as a potential mixed use development opportunity.

Whilst the recommendations contained within the attached report have been accepted in principle by CCS and WG, they are not necessarily fixed, and will be used to inform future design proposals.

You can download the report from the link below:

Picton Lanes Initiative – Full Document

The potential projects identified in the Study will be delivered by CCS and WG in partnership with property owners/occupiers. Projects may benefit from the recently announced Waterfront City European Regional Development Fund Grant approval which covers the funding period 2008/09 to 2014/15. These projects form part of a wider programme of works for the City Centre over a 15-20 period and will be guided by the City Centre Strategic Framework which is adopted Council Policy.

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