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The Kingsway, Swansea - Project Update

Our CMB West team are now 20 months into construction on the 71/72 Kingsway project in Swansea and are now close to completion, currently carrying out final commissioning as well as the installation of a client fit out package which is to be completed this summer.


The project has been a challenge throughout due to the nature of the build, with Bouygues UK inheriting an existing two storey basement and foundations at the start of the project, which needed to be retained, strengthened and built upon. The difficulty and fragmentation of this work dictated the sequence of the installation programme throughout. CMB worked closely with the Bouygues team to ensure we could maximise the amount of MEP installation work we could carry out around the restrictions imposed by the casting of the concrete floor structures and shuttering.


MEP works include a Hybrid VRF system to provide the zoned heating and cooling with heat recovery ventilation throughout. In addition, a PV array is provided on the two roof plant areas as part of the net zero design philosophy. The whole of the MEP installation is on show as the building is designed with minimalist fair faced concrete walls and soffit construction and full height glass elevations.  This required a great level of detail and early engagement for CMB to ensure the hidden infrastructure installation works from an operational and aesthetic point of view.


Once complete, this five-storey development will be worth £32.6 Million a year to Swansea’s economy. It will feature state-of-the-art digital connectivity, a roof terrace, greenery, balconies overlooking the city centre and 114,000 square feet of commercial floorspace.


We’re looking forward to sharing the finished product with you in the coming months as we enter the final stages of the project.













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