Work begins on a new office project at the former Swansea Town Center nightclub site

Construction is underway on a new office development at the former Oceana nightclub site in central Swansea.

The project at 71/72 The Kingsway will provide 114,000 square feet of space providing flexible work and office opportunities for companies in the tech, digital and creative industries.

Due for completion in the summer of 2023, the five-story project, with greenery throughout and a rooftop terrace, will be zero carbon. It will be able to accommodate 600 workers.

The prime contractor for the Swansea Council project is Bouygues UK.

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The development is part of the Swansea City and Waterfront Digital District project and is partly funded by the £ 1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal for the Swansea Bay City region and the European Regional Development Fund. The local community also contributes capital.

Swansea Council Chief Rob Stewart said: “We know that some businesses have had to leave Swansea in the past to find the kind of high quality office space they need, so the new development at 71/72 The Kingsway s will tackle this trend. while meeting a significant unmet demand.

“Our research shows that this remains the case despite the fact that Covid has led to much more work from home in recent times, with this development providing a flexible space suitable for the modern office environment.

“We are delighted that our prime contractor for this project – Bouygues UK – is now on site as we move towards the start of the main construction work. The high-tech office program, when completed, will provide space for 600 jobs and generate more footfall and expense for our downtown businesses.

“This development has always been part of multi-million pound plans for our transformed Kingsway. Huge work has already taken place there to dramatically improve the look and feel of the area for local businesses, locals and visitors to the city, while helping to attract private sector investment and more. ‘jobs.

John Boughton, Regional Managing Director of Bouygues UK, said: “Working on such an innovative and environmentally friendly building is going to be really rewarding for our team and we can’t wait to get started and get started.

“We also know that Kingsway is a key part of downtown history and infrastructure, and that there is a need for high quality office space, which this historic building will certainly provide. “

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