About 71-72 Kingsway Swansea
The scheme, located on the busy Kingsway in Swansea’s city centre and on the site of the former Oceana nightclub, will feature flexible co-working and office opportunities for innovative tech, digital and creative sector businesses.
71-72 Kingsway forms a key part of Swansea council’s wider sustainability strategy and includes some innovative features to ensure it is carbon zero in operation.
Once completed, the scheme is aimed at keeping young business talent in Swansea and creating more city centre footfall.
71-72 Kingsway will be a five-storey development with two underground levels providing:
- 10,500 square meters of commercial floorspace
- state-of-the-art digital connectivity and integration with smart city technology
- conference and meeting facilities
- public access
- a new pedestrian link between The Kingsway and Oxford Street
- a roof terrace
- greenery throughout the building and a new public space
- balconies overlooking the city centre and Swansea Bay
The building construction itself comprises a five storey and two basement level reinforced concrete frame with curtain wall glazing and cladding to the exterior.
The interior design is that of architecturally exposed concrete walls and columns, along with visible mechanical and electrical installations, full height glazed partitions and open workspaces.
Developed by Swansea Council, the 71-72 Kingsway scheme is part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal and supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
SATURDAY MORNING SESSION NOW ADDED - ideal for parents/guardians and their children to find out about construction careers.
On this guided site visit, pupils and students will get to see a live construction site and learn about the fantistic career opportunities, including the managment, technical and digital roles, as well as the trades, that exist in the construction industry.
The project will be 60% way through the main construction programme. The reinforced concrete frame will be visible, with the bare concrete walls being a key architectural feature throughout the building; there will be just the finishing details left to complete on the frame.
Externally, the first phases of the extensive curtain walling (glazing) will be underway.
The interior fit-out is fast-flowing with a high-quality completion required due to the aesthetically exposed concrete walls and columns, with the first stages of the visible mechanical and electrical conduits and installations underway throughout the building.
Logistically, this site is a challenging one, due to the busy location on a bus and pedestrian route with lots of through traffic and small site footprint and materials offloading area.
The site is serviced by two luffing jib cranes and goods hoists, with regular construction material deliveries to the compact, but well controlled delivery area, which only has space for one HGV at a time or two concrete trucks.
Bookings are currently unavailable for this site.