Welsh furnishings agency picks up key Swansea regeneration contract

Neath-based Ministry of Furnishings has been appointed to design the furnishings and fixtures scheme of Swansea Council’s deliberate public providers hub.

The enterprise will work on the contract with the council and essential contractors Kier Building.


Ministry of Furnishings managing director Graham Hirst stated: “We have been delighted to win this contract in a aggressive tender course of run by Kier Building.

“It implies that we’ll play a key function in bringing to fruition an thrilling venture as a part of the council’s metropolis centre transformation programme.


“We’ve labored with the council on different initiatives and we’re assured that we are able to ship simply what they and the Swansea public need.” Public providers hub design work underway at South Wales-based agency Ministry of Furnishings

(Picture: Ministry of Furnishings)

Council chief Rob Stewart stated: “It’s pleasing {that a} South Wales agency has secured this necessary contract on this high-profile venture.

“As with different key schemes – reminiscent of The Kingsway, Wind Avenue and Swansea Enviornment – we would like this group hub to supply as a lot work as potential to Welsh companies.

“Its growth alone will create work for tons of of individuals.” How Swansea’s new public providers hub will look, near the town centre’s new-look Fort Sq. Gardens.

(Picture:Swansea Council) How Swansea’s new public providers hub will look, near the town centre’s new-look Fort Sq. Gardens.

(Picture:Swansea Council)

Kier Building regional director Jason Taylor stated: “We’re making good progress on this high class venture and we count on Ministry of Furnishings to supply nice professionalism as they’ve on different initiatives.”

Ministry of Furnishings labored for the council on the newest fit-out of the Civic Centre, largely with remanufactured furnishings. As a lift to the round financial system, they goal to maneuver nearly all of that equipment to the brand new hub, being developed in Oxford Avenue’s former BHS and What! retailer.

The Civic is in line to be redeveloped as a brand new metropolis seafront district in a partnership between the council and world-renowned builders City Splash. New properties and leisure and hospitality makes use of may characteristic there, together with greenery, public areas and a brand new walkway to the seaside.


The previous BHS is being given new life as a essential library, the bottom for public-facing council providers, the West Glamorgan Archive Service and a house to a variety of different public providers.

It’s a part of the council’s £1bn regeneration programme that continues to forge forward.

It will likely be a giant assist to the general public who want to entry key public providers, that includes council and group providers, together with the town’s essential library and archive service.

Work has simply began in earnest and can, in the end, supply individuals handy entry to key providers from throughout the council and different organisations.

It would reinvigorate an current constructing, convey collectively key help providers right into a single accessible location and can enhance footfall for metropolis centre companies.


In addition to Ministry of Furnishings, different South Wales corporations are anticipated to choose up work on the general public providers hub.

Different forthcoming metropolis centre regeneration initiatives embody a brand new search for Fort Sq. and the development of an innovation hub at 71/72 Kingsway.

Lead picture: Swansea Council chief Rob Stewart, centre, with Kier Building senior pre-construction supervisor Mark Miller, left, and Ministry of Furnishings managing director Graham Hirst in entrance of the council’s deliberate public providers hub. (Picture: Swansea Council)