Swansea Council is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced artists/designers/architects to create a bespoke and distinctive heritage panel.  It is expected that the panel will function as a ‘privacy screen’ for adjacent residential properties and as an attractive and notable feature, rather than a barrier to their aspect, that links to the heritage of the local area whilst conveying a contemporary style and aesthetic. 


The panel will be installed on a revetment wall, a listed structure which formerly carried the Mumbles Railway, noted as the first passenger railway in the world. It now forms one side of a walkway that runs from the coastal park to the rear of the new arena and which overlooks the gap between the Marina residential blocks, known as the ‘coal drops’ (a reference to its history).


The heritage panel will be required to achieve the following objectives:


  • Distinctiveness – the creation of a unique identity for the site through work     that is original and site specific/responsive
  • Quality – the work contributes to the physical quality of the environment and     the experience of those using it
  • Sense of place – by drawing on key local references
  • Demonstrates exemplary practice in terms of interdisciplinary working


Total project budget: £38,500 including £4,250 artist fee for Stage 1 outline drawings


For a copy of the brief, please contact: kate.wood@swansea.gov.uk


Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday, 14 September 2020


Closing date: 14/09/2020