Bouygues to build Swansea carbon-zero office scheme
Bouygues UK has signed the contract with Swansea Council to build the city centre’s new high-tech, carbon zero office development that will provide space for 600 jobs.
The contractor will break ground in the coming weeks on the site of the former Oceana nightclub at 71/72 The Kingsway.
Set for completion in the summer of 2023, the five-storey development will include 10,500m2 of commercial space, providing flexible co-working and office opportunities for innovative tech, digital and creative businesses.
The development, led by Swansea council, will be worth £32.6M a year to the local economy and will also feature state-of-the-art digital connectivity, a roof terrace, greenery and balconies overlooking the city centre and Swansea Bay.
John Boughton, Regional Managing Director of Bouygues UK, said: “We are delighted to sign the contract on this landmark building situated in the centre of Swansea city.
“To work on such an innovative and environmentally-friendly building is going to be really rewarding for our team and we can’t wait to break ground and get going.”
“We also know that Kingsway is a key part of the history and infrastructure of the city centre, and that there is a need for high quality office accommodation, which this landmark building will certainly supply.”
As part of its work on the build, Bouygues UK said it will be working with and supporting local voluntary organisations, providing training, work placements and opportunities for local people, in addition to significant supply chain opportunities for local businesses.