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Oceana roof prepared for removal

High above what used to be dancefloors and bars, riggers are putting preparations in place for the dismantling of the former Oceana nightclub building's roof.

Oceana roof removal

Cuddy Group, the company Swansea Council has appointed to demolish the building, are now installing super-strength industrial netting a few feet below the roof for operative safety during the dismantling.

The roof's removal follows on from the demolition of the single-storey extension of the building that once bordered Picton Lane. Glazing from outside the front of the former nightclub on Kingsway has also been removed, meaning passers-by can now see through the building.

The demolition project, scheduled for completion in the early summer, is being part-funded by the Welsh Government's Vibrant and Viable Places Swansea City Centre regeneration programme.

A new office development for tech businesses will be constructed on site in future.

Phil Holmes, Swansea Council's Head of Planning and City Centre Regeneration, said: "Cuddy Group are making good progress on site as we head towards the completion of the former nightclub building's demolition in the early summer.

"With City Deal funding, a new office development for tech businesses will be introduced at the site in future as part of plans to transform Kingsway into an employment district.

"This is important not just to generate new jobs, but also to significantly boost city centre footfall, which will benefit our existing city centre businesses and help attract more investment.

"We'll continue to do all we can to minimise disruption until the demolition project is finished."

Once the roof has been removed, demolition work will start on the building's east wall, using a machine that will reach up from the ground floor and remove materials from above.

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