The area northwest of the Fabian Way contains a small settlement at Elba Crescent and Baldwins Crescent, and areas of industry and commerce. The 1940s Swansea Bay Museum is located on Elba Crescent. The museum contains exhibits showing what life was like in the Swansea Bay area during and just after World War II.
View along the Fabian Way outside the former Linamar transmission components factory offices
Industrial sites in the north eastern part of the area area include the Linamar Elba Works site, the Gower Chemicals site, and Network Rail's Swansea Burrows yard.
Part of the Visteon industrial site was acquired by RT Properties in 2007 with Visteon consolidating their operations in the Elba Works plant. The part of the site which was sold includes factory premises and the offices and Canteen buildings fronting the Fabian Way. The plant was originally built in 1959 for the Prestcold fridge company and was later acquired by Ford who manufactured car axle and transmission components there. Ford later transferred the site to Visteon. The 30-acre (120,000 m2) site acquired by RT properties has been re-developed as a business park branded Swansea Gate Business Park. The 265,000 sq ft. car parts factory was later closed and is now used a film studio.
BP has a storage site south east of the Fabian Way adjacent to Swansea Docks. Amazon.co.uk has a 33 acre (the size of 10 football pitches) distribution centre just west of the Jersey Marine roundabout on the Fabian Way.
Jersey Marine beach
The 18 hole linksgolf course of the Swansea Bay Golf Club lies to the east of Jersey Marine village. It is the oldest golf club in the Swansea area. The marina of the Monkstone Sailing and Cruising Club is located at Earlswood in the east of the area, under the M4 Motorway viaduct, with access to the estuary of the River Neath.
The Fabian Way is an arterial road which connects Swansea city centre with the M4 Motorway at junction 42. It forms a stretch of the A483 road. It is about 4.7 miles (7.6 km) long and cuts though the centre of Crymlyn Burrows in the unitary authorities of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The Fabian Way is a dual carriageway for its whole length. The speed limit of the Fabian Way is 30 mph (48 km/h) between Swansea city centre and Port Tennant, after which the speed limit rises to 50 mph (80 km/h) until the Jersey Marine traffic lights. The road is a standard national speed limit dual carriageway between Jersey Marine and the junction with the M4. It is considered to be the main entrance to Swansea City Centre.
A new residential development has been approved for the area north of Elba Crescent, consisting of 33 houses with a planned total of 100 and a new business area.