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Development Site, Alma Road, Langland Bay, Swansea, SA3 4SQ

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On behalf of Swansea Council, BP2 are instructed to market the former Langland Bay Tennis Courts which offer a significant commercial development opportunity.

UPDATE - We are now in receipt of proposals from interested parties for the development of this site. Further news will be made available in due course.

  • Prime beachfront development site
  • Located in an affluent suburb of West Swansea
  • Spectacular leisure destination within Gower Peninsula AONB
  • For Sale by private treaty
  • Long Leasehold tenure (250 years)
Property Type Development & Land
Tenure For Sale
Status Available
Price Upon Application
Size0.77 Acres (0.312 Hectares)


Langland Bay lies in close proximity to the cosmopolitan village of Mumbles, which marks the beginning of the stunning Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which was the first designated AONB in the UK.

Langland Bay is a blue flag site which has become a widely recognised leisure destination in its own right, with an abundance of high value residential properties in the vicinity. The site immediately abuts the promenade, offering direct beach access, with neighbouring commercial uses, including a beachside café, brasserie restaurant, Langland Bay Golf Club and the iconic Langland Bay huts.

The nearest city is Swansea which is located five miles to the north-east, offering a main line railway service direct to London Paddington (3 hours). Swansea is well-served by road links via the M4 which leads to Carmarthen (20 miles to the West), Cardiff (40 miles East), London (150 miles East) & Birmingham (120 miles North – via M5).

Development Site, Alma Road, Langland Bay, Swansea, SA3 4SQ



Swansea Council have recently undertaken a review of leisure provision within the Swansea area, resulting in 3 tennis courts being resurfaced by Mumbles Community Council at Langland Bay.

The remaining 3 courts have been identified as surplus and have been earmarked for disposal as a development site.

A wide range of uses is envisaged for a proposed new scheme, with a strong preference to include new community provision in any development.

Any scheme will be required to provide, run and maintain new Public Conveniences, full details of which is included in a seperate document within the technical pack.


The Site

  • The site comprises 0.77 acres (0.312 Ha).
  • The land is gently sloping towards two buildings at the southern boundary, which immediately front Langland Beach.
  • The current use of the site comprises 3 No. tennis courts, and 2 No. buildings which currently house St John Ambulance, public WCs, outdoor showers and an administrative office.
  • The site sits within the Conservation Area and is also within the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Immediately adjacent to the site is the Langland Bay Lifeguard Club together with a further 3 tennis courts and a large public surface car park. In the immediate vicinity there are a number of large detached residential dwellings, two no. restaurant / café units , the Langland Bay beach huts, and a large apartment block which has recently developed on the site of a former convalescent home.



We are advised that the site is to be sold on a long leasehold basis for a term of 250 years.

St Johns Ambulance currently occupy a property at the front of the site. Whilst there is no lease agreement currently in place, new terms can either be agreed or their occupation terminated.

Method of Disposal

The property will be sold by way of private treaty. 

We are initially instructed to seek expressions of interest for the long leasehold interest in the property.

Offers can be made on a conditional or unconditional basis once a request for further details has been made to interested parties.

UPDATE - We are seeking formal proposals by 1700 hours on Friday 12th February, 2021. Please contact us for further details surrounding what is required in order to submit a proposal.


VAT will not be charged on the sale of the property.

Other Information


A detailed planning brief is available within the technical pack, the key elements of which are summarised below:

  • “The site is considered suitable for a range of different uses, and an appropriate mix of these should be delivered, rather than a single use. The range of uses include A1 (small), A3, D1 and D2.”
  • “Any proposed development must complement and enhance the existing offer at the beach, for the benefit of visitors and residents alike.”
  • “New, or an increase in variety of, visitor facilities and attractions will in particular be supported, subject to compliance with key development principles and the site's constraints.”
  • “Buildings proposed for permanent residential use (C3) are not likely to be permitted (whether for primary or secondary homes). Short-term holiday accommodation presents less of a planning constraint in terms of minimum expected standards of amenity.”
  • “A pre-application planning submission has been made, the results of which are detailed within the technical pack.”

Technical Pack

A technical pack including the following items, is available once a formal expression of interest has been received by the sole agents:

  • Topographical survey.
  • Planning pre-application letter.
  • Planning brief.
  • Aerial photography.
  • Site plans.
  • Registered title and plan.
  • Guidance on provision of public facilities.


We are advised that an EPC is not required on the basis that the buildings on site are anticipated to be demolished.


The site is open to the public and is therefore available for external viewing. 

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