September 23, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

A NEW hotel is on the cards above H&M in Swansea.

Developers want to convert the first and second floors of the Oxford Street building into a 47-room venue, with a small business centre and communal area.

The area of the building in question – Co-operative House – currently has office and fitness use.

A design and access statement submitted as part of the application said hotel rooms would maximise the building’s potential and provide much-needed visitor accommodation. The “applicant details” section of the application form was left blank.

No visitor parking is proposed –  Co-operative House is no more than 10 minutes by foot from the train station and bus station.

Hotel rooms are also planned as part of a separate scheme for the former Walkabout bar on nearby Wind Street. The 20 rooms would take shape on the second and third floors, with a live music venue, Irish bar and dance club below.

A tourism needs assessment submitted as part of the Wind Street scheme said: “Swansea city centre is undergoing a complete transformation and the proposal is an opportunity to regenerate this area and address the under provision of high-quality tourist accommodation.”

It added: “The new arena and numerous