(Glandŵr) is a district of Swansea
, falling in the Landore council ward
. A mainly residential area, it is located about 1.5 miles north of Swansea city centre
. It has seen a number of new developments during the early 2000s, such as the Liberty Stadium
, which opened in 2005 and a new out-of-town retail park built around the same time.
A new £1.5m international-standard bowls stadium, the Landore Bowls Stadium opened in early 2008 becoming the home of the Swansea Indoor Bowls Club. The venue will host the World Indoor Singles and Mixed Pairs Championships which are being staged from 16 to 20 April 2008.
Located at Landore is First Great Western's Landore Depot for servicing the Inter City 125 passenger trains. A prominent landmark in the area is the Landore railway viaduct. Landore once had a railway station, a stop on the South Wales Railway located near the Swansea Loop East Junction.
Landore also has one of the largest park and ride facilities in Swansea with 550 spaces and staff looking after the car park. The bus service is operated by First Cymru route 501. The bus currently travels along Neath Road in Hafod, over part of which there is a dedicated bus lane. A new dedicated bus road is being constructed which will bypass Neath Road to the east and emerge at Bethesda Street in the city centre where buses will turn onto High Street.
Landore has a number of listed buildings
from its industrial past. There is a campaign the make the remaining historical buildings in the Lower Swansea valley
including Landore a World Heritage Site
Grade II Listed Buildings include:
- Pier to former Waste Tip Tramroad & adjoining boundary wall, Hafod Copper Works off Neath Road
- Copper Slag Abutment to former Waste Tip Tramroad, Hafod Copper Works off Neath Road
- Hafod Lime Kiln, off Neath Road
- Canteen Building, at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Morfa Bridge, off Normandy Road
- Morfa Quay, off Normandy Road
- Laboratory Building at entrance of former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Vivian Works Engine House at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Chimney west of Vivian Works Engine House at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Casey's Roofing Centre, formerly Landore Cinema on Neath Road
- Old Siloh Chapel (English) & Sunday School on Siloh Road
- New Siloh (Congregational) Chapel & School House on Siloh Road
- Museum Stores, formerly Morfa Copperworks
- Former Hafod Copper Works, River Quay
- Former Vivian Locomotive Shed
- Boundary Wall at former Hafod Copper Works
Grade II* listed buildings:
- Mushgrove Engine House & adjacent Chimney Stack, at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works, Neath Road