The nightclub in a Swansea semi which felt like someone's front room has a new future planned

Outside the old Mozarts nightclub in Uplands, Swansea
-Credit: (Image: Pattinson Estate Agents Commercial / rightmove)

Developers have lodged a fresh bid to transform an old nightclub and bar in a semi detached house - nearly six years on from when it closed. Mozarts was located along Walter Road in the Uplands area of Swansea.

It was a popular alternative to those preferring to avoid the cut and thrust of Wind Street, or a late-night place for people to continue the party after spending their night there. It featured themed nights, a DJ set-up, and a piano in a separate bar called Dylan’s Cwtch.

But the popular bar and club, located in a semi-detached house, which for those who went, felt like they were inside someone's front room, closed back in September, 2018, after its owners decided that the time was right to move on to new things. You can read more about that by clicking here. For the latest Swansea news, sign up to our newsletter here.

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After its closure, we reported how there had been a string of attempts to transform it into housing. Bids to secure planning to convert Mozarts into 11 apartments were refused in 2019 and again at the end of 2020. In May, 2021, after a fresh pre-application enquiry was submitted with two fewer flats on the ground floor, permission was granted for the development to go ahead by Swansea Council.

But now yet another planning application has been submitted looking to change the use of the building once again. FECV Property Assets Limited has submitted an outline planning application to Swansea Council asking for the green light to turn it into a 'large 26 bed house of multiple occupation (HMO)'.

Documents submitted with the application read: "The proposal seeks to retain the existing building, but extend upwards through the creation of an additional storey to the building and relaying of a new hipped roof to the structure, which also involves the raising of height of the existing Italianate tower.

"The proposal is focused on retaining the architectural and historic asset, which lies immediately adjacent to several listed buildings, and also lies at an important position in the Walter Road street scene within the Ffynone and Uplands conservation area." Swansea Council's planning department will now consider the application.