Welsh firm picks up key Swansea regeneration contract
A South Wales firm is one of the first to benefit from a key regeneration project in Swansea city centre.
Ministry of Furniture has been appointed to design the furniture and fixtures scheme of Swansea Council's planned public services hub.
The business will work on the contract with the council and main contractors Kier Construction.
Ministry of Furniture managing director Graham Hirst said: "We were delighted to win this contract in a competitive tender process run by Kier."
Council leader Rob Stewart said: "As with other key schemes - such as The Kingsway, Wind Street and Swansea Arena - we want this community hub to offer as much work as possible to Welsh businesses."
Kier Construction regional director Jason Taylor said: "We're making good progress on this top class project and we expect Ministry of Furniture to offer great professionalism as they have on other projects."
Ministry of Furniture worked for the council on the most recent fit-out of the Civic Centre, largely with remanufactured furniture. They aim to move the majority of that apparatus to the new hub, being developed in Oxford Street's former BHS and What! store.
The Civic is in line to be redeveloped as Swansea's £1bn regeneration progresses.
Photos Council leader Rob Stewart, centre, with Kier Construction's Mark Miller, left, and Ministry of Furniture's Graham Hirst in front of the council's planned public services hub.