Pictures revealed of major new building planned for Swansea city centre

Artist's impression of building
-Credit: (Image: Swansea Council)


Pictures have been released showing plans for a major new building in the heart of Swansea. If approved, the exciting new development will be home to a new public sector hub, which is being considered for a site in the area of the former St David’s Shopping Centre.

The hub will also enable the redevelopment of the Civic Centre, according to Swansea Council, which intends to make the new office space the working home for hundreds of its staff, as well as workers from other public sector organisations. For the latest Swansea news, sign up to our newsletter here

The development will follow on from the delivery of other major schemes in the city, including Swansea Arena, the Copr Bay development, the Y Storfa community services hub at the former BHS building, a revamp of Castle Square, and the new office scheme taking shape at 71/72 Kingsway - a development that will accommodate private sector businesses.

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The hub is due to be delivered by Swansea Council and its regeneration partner, Urban Splash, as part of a broader transformation of the overall site. “We know how important Swansea city centre is for local people and local businesses, which why a £1bn regeneration programme is unfolding there to create jobs, support businesses and boost our economy,” said Rob Stewart, leader of Swansea Council.

“We also know that footfall is a key challenge for the city centre if it’s to attract more shops and other businesses, so the proposed public sector hub will help meet that challenge by locating hundreds more office jobs there. This will generate more spending in city centre businesses, helping to protect existing jobs and create new jobs for local people.

“Our plans to redevelop the Civic Centre site mean there’s demand for a new office building of this kind, which will form part of a new city centre district that will also include lots of greenery and public spaces. The council’s overall vision for the city centre is to create a far more visually appealing and vibrant destination where shops will want to open up because more people there means more spending. Further major city centre news will be announced in the coming weeks.”

artist's impression of interior of new building
An artist's impression of what the interior of the new building could look like -Credit:Swansea Council

Urban Splash development director David Warburton added: “The exciting plans to transform this important area of Swansea city centre will ensure that this great Welsh city has a thriving future ahead. We’re enjoying working in partnership with Swansea Council to develop ideas that we are confident will revitalise this underused central location.

“We’re committed for the long term, and this new best-in-class office development represents the first steps in our 20-year strategic partnership with Swansea Council and our shared vision to deliver real change that benefits local people, businesses and visitors alike – all while encouraging sustainable growth.”

The project is due to be considered by the council’s cabinet at a meeting later this month. If approved, a consultation will launch in August, giving residents an opportunity to provide feedback on the plans.