Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Project – CU@Swansea

Project Summary

The Hafod-Morfa Copperworks regeneration project – Cu @ Swansea – is being led by Swansea University’s Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (RIAH) in partnership with the City and County of Swansea and will breathe new life into the landscape and communities of the Lower Swansea Valley, with the aim of creating a world-class industrial heritage site.

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As part of the Connected Communities project we continue to develop collaborative community research that considerably enhances this major heritage-led urban regeneration project centered on Hafod and the lower Swansea Valley via community-led activity and research at the site.

Many of the Connected Communities project activities and events take place at the site and several community-led projects include, examine and relate to the history of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site.

Update: After  several years of hard work the Cu@Swansea Proejct has secured a grant of nearly £200,000 and a first round pass on a full application of £3.75 million from the HLF. This is a significant boost to the project and will develop a visitor centre and a whisky distillery at the historic Hafod-Morfa copper works site in association with Penderyn whisky.  Meanwhile, the friends group have been busy with work sessions on the site, oral history recording and a well-attended  monthly walks programme. Their interest in the Musgrave engine has attracted the attention of Cadw and we are hopeful of more funding for this valuable scheduled ancient monument and for a Pontoon on the river in the next year.

Contacts:

For further information on the project please visit the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks web pages or contact Stuart Griffin: s.m.griffin@swansea.ac.uk or Kate Spiller, Connected Communities project officer:  k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk