HUNDREDS of millions of pounds have been spent by the Welsh Government creating SA1, but it remains unfinished.
Much has been achieved, although some argue that it needs more activity and entertainment venues to attract visitors. Swansea Council, meanwhile, has improved links from the city centre to the waterfront by reopening the Paxton Street tunnel, widening existing paths and building a new one from Dunvant Place to the foreshore.
The ongoing and hard-to-miss boulevard scheme will also create better links to the waterfront by improving pedestrian crossing points and widening pavements. The planting of 80 trees also won't go unnoticed. A second phase of the project next year will focus on the river bridges to The Strand.
Upgrades have been carried along the promenade, while the 360 Beach and Watersports Centre opposite St Helen's — with its new 30-metre glass viewing panel — is a popular stop-off point.
Maybe, four years down the line, all the talk will be about the bay's new tidal lagoon?