The city centre's first green walls have come to Swansea. - Coastal Housing Group

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns programme and support from City and County of Swansea, Coastal Housing is upgrading 85 Kingsway, to include the installation of the city centre’s first green, living walls.

More greenery is needed sign at Potters wheel

Green walls (also known as plant walls, living walls or vertical gardens) incorporate nature into urban environments and can provide an area with the following benefits:

– Supports air quality improvement in cities
– Reduces high temperatures in urban landscapes
– Can be aesthetically pleasing
– Improves urban biodiversity
– Reduces and absorbs noise levels from city centre traffic

In addition to the green wall installation, other elements of the upgrade works to the building will include:

– Visual improvements to all external walls
– New windows throughout
– New roof coverings

This initial phase will be followed by works to refurbish all internal spaces in the upper floors of the building to accommodate start-up and growing enterprises.

Living green walls are just one sustainability initiative within Coastal. Find out more about our commitment to the environment and future generations on our Sustainability page.

If you want to find out more information about how we’re helping our local environment, head over to our sustainability page.

side view of living wall being installed in Swansea
Artist’s impression of the completed upgrade works at 85 Kingsway
Green walls at 85 The kingsway
What 85 Kingsway looks like now works have completed


view of Potters Wheel refurbishment on Kingsway Swansea
Artist’s impression of the completed 85 Kingsway upgrade
The completed building from a different angle

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