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Wind Street

Key city centre location Wind Street is having a £3m upgrade.

This will help bring new enjoyment for the public and more business for those trading there.

Currently at the heart of the city's night-time economy, it will become an all-day destination with more opportunities for family fun, eating and meeting for coffee. 

It will play a key role in the city centre's wider £1bn regeneration story.

The aim is for Wind Street traffic to be restricted to a limited number of hours every day and that for loading only. An experimental traffic order reflecting that is in place now. It will remain one-way to traffic. 

We want restaurants, bars and cafes to offer you opportunities to meet and socialise on outside areas as well as inside. The street will have a level area that is disability and pedestrian-friendly.

Lighting is being improved, there will be new trees and planted areas, more places to sit and relax, and more natural light allowed into the street so you can better enjoy this conservation area's special buildings. Biodiversity will be improved.

The ultimate aim is a welcoming, safe and enjoyable family destination for visitors and businesses while also recognising the needs and wishes of residents of all abilities.

There'll be:

  • more emphasis on pedestrian priority to support businesses during the day and at night-time;
  • more footway space, which will be all at one level with footway and carriageway improvements;
  • new public lighting, new pea lighting in trees, new street furniture and more green infrastructure; 
  • more seated areas to create a more family-friendly environment.

What it will look like

Wind Street proposal map and artist's impressions (PDF) [3MB]

Wind Street paving and street furniture layout (PDF) [2MB]
*The proposed street furniture will be aligned with the existing tree line

Wind Street landscaping and street furniture programme (subject to change) (PDF) [1MB]

Street café options for businesses located on Wind Street (PDF) [1017KB]


If you have any queries please email

The project is partly funded by the Welsh Government. 

Wind Street FAQs

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about Wind Street.