The Issue to Tackle:
In 1851, the Lower Swansea Valley was at the heart of the global copper industry.
The Hafod-Morfa Copper works in the Lower Swansea Valley, abandoned and reclaimed by nature, was symbolic of how this integral part of Swansea was at risk of being over-looked and forgotten.
Since 2010, researchers at Swansea University have developed a programme of research, community engagement and heritage-led regeneration. With funding and support from CADW, the City and Council of Swansea, the National Waterfront Museum, and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales researchers have been able to explore how this heritage can contribute to the future development of the city, and engage local communities.