Presentation on theme: "Where? What? Why? When? Who? Key questions What are the different areas found in a MEDC city? How has Swansea’s CBD changed? What is the land used for."— Presentation transcript:
Key questions What are the different areas found in a MEDC city? How has Swansea’s CBD changed? What is the land used for in Swansea CBD? Where are these land uses found in Swansea’s CBD?
What does this show? A – CBD B – Manufacturing area (the twilight zone) C – Old inner city D – Medium class residential (interwar housing) E – High class residential outer suburbs
Burgess land-use zone model A – CBD B – Inner city Manufacturing area C – Inner city housing (the twilight zone) D – Inner suburbs - Medium class residential (interwar housing) E – Outer suburbs - High class residential (Modern houses)
Swansea How has Swansea’s CBD changed? Housing shops factories roads other services e.g. leisure
Old South Dock & Spontex factory – Marina 1980s Old Gasworks – Tesco 1990s 1940s bomb damaged centre 1960s City Centre Shops – redeveloped Old North Dock – Parc Tawe shops and leisure 1985 Prince of Wales Docks – 2004 SA1 - Swansea Waterfront Congestion around Tawe bridges – E/W Fabian Way Quadrant Centre County Hall Wind Street - Café Quarter Swansea High Street 2014 ‘mixed Urban Village use’ St. David’s Shopping Centre demolished 2013 – extend Quadrant?
Swansea City AFC left the Vetch Field Now the ‘Vetch Veg’ allotment for inner city community Future development? Moved to Liberty Stadium purpose built About 2Kms north towards Enterprise Park
The main retail area is located in the centre of the CBD, along Oxford Street which is pedestrianised and home to national chain stores.
Just south of Oxford Street is Swansea Market – Wales largest indoor market and the Quadrant which is a large indoor shopping centre with big name chain and department stores such as Debenhams.
St. David’s Centre Completed in 1982, the complex was unsuccessful, in terms of filling its outlet spaces and retaining customers. Demolished in Autumn 2013. Now left as a car park with the Quadrant Centre behind it.
What is the land used for in Swansea CBD? Wind Street Museum / Leisure Quarter
Wind Street is being retained as the café quarter –narrow streets are common in the older areas of the CBD It is located in the East of the CBD, surrounding the main retail area. Salubrious Place is a new hotel and Leisure complex at the end of Wind Street.
The other main entertainment area is found on the Kingsway, north of Oxford Street (Retail). Here you can find bars, restaurants and clubs.
Leisure To the south of the Quadrant and Tesco’s is the leisure and culture area with the National Waterfront Museum. As well as the popular 1970s Leisure Centre - closed 2003 Reopened in March 2008 following refurbishment now called ‘The LC’
Office districts The main office area is located in the north of the CBD along the main roads of Mansel and Orchard street. Mix of low rise and high rise offices. Mansel Street Oldway Centre - 36 Orchard Street, Swansea
The Boulevard The main east west road through the city centre (Fabian Way to Oystermouth Road) is being redesigned. 2014
With the aid of a sketch map describe what the land is used for in a CBD that you have studied. (10marks) Ext - How has Swansea’s CBD changed? (5marks)