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Swansea businesses to benefit from major new city centre scheme

How Swansea city centre's new community hub could look.

Businesses throughout Swansea will benefit from work packages forming part of a key new development in the city centre.

An online meet the buyer event is being held to help inform supply chain businesses about opportunities in the council’s development of a community hub in Oxford Street’s former BHS/What! building.

Hosted by main contractor Kier Construction, it’s due to take place on Wednesday, October 12. One-to-one appointments can be booked online: www.bit.ly/BHSmtb.

A wide variety of sub-contractor packages for the project will range from steelwork and green walls to carpentry, ceramic tiling and balustrading.

Council leader Rob Stewart said: “The development of this major new facility will create work for hundreds of people and this meet the buyer event is an important first step.”

The community hub is part of the council’s £1bn regeneration programme that continues to forge ahead.

It will be a big help to the public who wish to access key public services, featuring council and community services, including the city’s main library and archive service.

Leading building firm Kier Construction are working with the council to deliver the high-profile project.

The company’s regional director Jason Taylor said: “We’re eager to meet as many local businesses as possible; there’s a huge amount of energy and expertise available locally.”

Work is due to start in earnest this autumn.