River Tawe


Supporting regeneration in Swansea, South Wales, we manufactured and installed a multipurpose water access system on the banks of the River Tawe.

Client Swansea Council
Date November 2023
Where River Tawe, Swansea, Wales

Working closely with multiple stakeholders, the mixed-use floating pontoon and gangway are fabricated from high quality steel and linked to the quayside by a bespoke bridgehead platform and footbridge, and have been developed to help deliver a range of economic benefits to regenerate the area and encourage tourism, as well as create jobs locally.

Fitted to the historic quay wall with specialist fixings to retain the character and features of the quay, the dual-level pontoon features our unique solid GRC (glass reinforced concrete) and GRP (glass reinforced plastic) watersports decking options which, coupled with energy efficient LED lighting, offers year-round, non-slip access to the water for the many river based users groups, including Copper Jack cruises, the City of Swansea Rowing Club and Swansea University Rowing Club.

The Tawe was at the heart of Swansea life for many years; it will be again in future as we breathe more life into the river corridor for the benefit of local people and visitors.
— Swansea Council cabinet member, Robert Francis-Davies