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Firms To Bid For Oceana Development

Artist's impression of the new Oceana development on Kingsway.

Kingsway scheme will be 'hi-tech and eco-friendly'

Construction companies are to have the chance to develop a ground-breaking building designed to attract innovative tech and creative businesses to the heart of Swansea city centre.

Tender documents for the multi-million pound project have been published for the construction of a six-storey building on the site of The Kingsway's former Oceana nightclub. 

More than 600 people could work in the new development and it's hoped the scheme will help stimulate employment and economic growth in the city centre.

Plans for 71 and 72 Kingsway were approved this summer. 

The building will be high-tech, eco-friendly and have flexible open-plan work spaces including the balconies overlooking the city centre. The scheme includes a new link from Oxford Street onto The Kingsway.

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart said 71 and 72 Kingsway was a key to unlock the regeneration potential of the city centre.

He said: “71 and 72 Kingsway is a prestige development that will help further transform our city centre, creating high-tech, high-value jobs and offering 21st century business space to innovative and creative industries.

“We’re confident it’s the kind of development construction firms will want to be part of.

“Any visitor to the city centre recently will have seen things changing at pace. The steel framework for the £135m Swansea arena scheme is clear to see and the £12m makeover of the Kingsway area is nearly there.

“There’s also been significant investment in the city centre from private sector developers, particularly in residential developments.

It's anticipated that construction of 71 and 72 Kingsway could start early next year, with the building opening in late 2022.

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