Lower Swansea Valley Project

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The industry in the Lower Swansea Valley during the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries left behind the largest area of industrial dereliction in Europe. The Lower Swansea Valley Project, which began in the 1960’s, sought to remove the industrial pollution and dereliction and return the area to active use. Over a twenty year period, volunteers and schoolchildren from the local community helped with the restoration through site clearance and tree planting programmes. The site now houses the enterprise zone, the Fendrod Lake, the Morfa shopping complex, the Liberty Stadium and acres of Community Woodland with cycle tracks running through.

A presentation on the Lower Swansea Valley was given at the Smart Nature Conference in June 2015. To view this, click here  – LSV Presentation 2015

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The Copper Quarter development and Liberty Stadium along the River Tawe.

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The Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet.

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Lower Swansea Valley at the height of Copperopolis.