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Work steps up on transformation of former BHS

A much loved old Swansea city centre building is beginning to change as it prepares for an exciting future.

Kier on site at Y Storfa

Kier on site at Y Storfa

Contractors Kier, working on behalf of Swansea Council, have started to transform Oxford Street's former BHS.

It's set to become Y Storfa, a public services hub that'll attract thousands of visitors every week.

A short distance from bus stops, cycle routes and car parks, it'll be home to services such as the city's main public library and West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea's Careers Wales service and Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot.

Other services the public will be able to access there will be announced in the coming months.

Y Storfa - part of Swansea's ongoing council-led £1bn regeneration - will offer a range of public services and useful resources.

Inside the building Kier have removed many non-structural parts of the interior and some street-facing areas.

Council leader Rob Stewart said: "It's fantastic to see this building in the very early stages of its transformation."

Jason Taylor, regional director at Kier Construction Western & Wales, said: "Y Storfa will increase vital community space in the heart of the city."

Those with questions about the work - or ideas on how Kier can support local causes and events wherever possible - can phone Jenny Jones on 07966 861721.

Some council services to move to Y Storfa will relocate from the Civic Centre that's in line to be redeveloped.

Photo Work underway at Y Storfa.


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