Plans approved for new tech building on site of former Swansea nightclub

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Plans for building a new high-end building aimed at hosting tech and creative start-ups on the site of a former Swansea nightclub have been recommended for approval, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Swansea Council wants to develop a glass-fronted property rising to five storeys above ground level at 71-72 The Kingsway where more than 600 people could work.

The building will be high-tech, eco-friendly and have flexible open-plan work spaces including balconies overlooking the city centre.

The development, which has been recommended for approval, forms part of the Swansea City and Waterfront Digital District project being part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal.

The key purpose of the scheme is to provide high quality office space for indigenous tech businesses and start-ups and to stimulate regeneration of the Kingsway and the Swansea City Bay Region as a whole.

The proposed development involves the construction of a mixed-use building to provide flexible workspace with ancillary communal and commercial uses.

The basement area is earmarked for use potentially as a gym or exhibition space, with the lower ground floor used for meeting rooms, further exhibition space and a coffee shop. The ground floor will accommodate the reception with six commercial units along The Kingsway frontage.

The upper floors will accommodate office/business space with the roof area being used for as a garden area, enclosed meeting space or private event space.

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