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A major new office development is edging towards completion in Swansea city centre at a site that once accommodated a cinema and then a series of nightclubs before the building was demolished in 2016.

Developed by Swansea Council, the 104,000 square foot scheme includes innovative internal and external public spaces with specific areas of the building being offered to the open market to let.

These include 47,000 square feet of Grade A office space, flexible and serviced workspaces, an event hall and spaces for retail, food and beverage businesses.

The 71/72 Kingsway development is being part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal, with Bouygues UK leading on its construction. It will also benefit from cutting-edge digital connectivity. 

Once construction is soon finished, the 71/72 Kingsway scheme will offer a flexible, state-of the-art work environment for businesses that meets the needs of modern times and provides space for 600 jobs in sectors like tech and digital.

When up and running, the new 71/72 Kingsway development will be worth £32.6m a year to Swansea's economy.

Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, said: "There's a shortage of high-quality office accommodation in Swansea, so this development will help meet demand, encourage existing businesses to stay here and attract new businesses to Swansea.

"Construction is now close to completion and discussions with a number of potential tenants are ongoing.

"The development follows on from a multi-million pound investment in the look and feel of The Kingsway for the benefit of local residents and businesses, with a number of private sector schemes also either complete, ongoing or planned in the area too."