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Contractor appointed for Swansea commercial scheme

Bouygues UK has been appointed to build a major new high-tech office development that will provide space for 600 jobs in Swansea city centre.

Work is expected to start this year on the multi-million-pound scheme at 71/72 The Kingsway, on the site where the former Oceana nightclub once stood.

Set for completion in early 2023, the five-storey development will include 10,500m2 of commercial floor space, providing flexible co-working and office opportunities for innovative tech, digital and creative businesses.

Once complete and in operation, the development will be carbon zero and worth £32.6M a year to Swansea’s economy. It will feature state-of-the-art digital connectivity, a roof terrace, greenery and balconies overlooking the city centre and Swansea Bay.

Mike Baynham, Bouygues UK Operations Director for Wales, said: “Bouygues UK is delighted to be appointed as the main contractor for this prestigious project which will transform this part of the city.

“The Kingsway has already seen a huge amount of improvements in recent years and this contemporary, flexible office development with opportunities for retail and leisure will further add to the regeneration of Swansea and the Swansea Bay City Region as a whole.”

Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, said: “We’re delighted to appoint Bouygues UK as our main contractor for this key development, which forms part of an ongoing £1bn transformation of Swansea into one of the UK’s best cities to live, work, study and visit.”

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