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Y Storfa: Your city centre community hub

We're building a multi-purpose community hub at the heart of your city centre.

It'll promote: community cohesion, opportunities for self-development and growth, digital inclusion, well-being, unity and strength across our city's diverse communities.

Y Storfa will be accessible to all and will provide a range of services in a welcoming environment where you can meet others and participate in social activities, learning and support groups. 

It'll provide agile accommodation for third sector organisations, public sector bodies and private sector companies that endorse the ethos of a community hub. 

Flexible, collaborative office space will support the community to find and deliver solutions to improve the quality of local life.

Your new public-friendly hub will be just a short distance from bus stops, cycle routes and car parks.

Services confirmed to occupy Y Storfa in due course include the main libraryWest Glamorgan Archive Service, the council's revenues and benefits service, the council customer service centre, Careers Wales' Swansea Working Wales, Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot. Other services planning to move there will be publicised.

Located at 277-278 Oxford Street (the former BHS building), Y Storfa is a significant city centre building getting an important new lease of life. 

It'll increase footfall for nearby businesses and will be part of the city's council-driven £1bn regeneration programme.

Its presence will encourage investment in retail and city centre homes.

When open, Y Storfa will give Swansea residents easier access to services than ever before.

The scheme was subject to a consultation process. The results were assessed and will continue to inform Y Storfa's look and feel.

News and updates

Work steps up on transformation of former BHS - October 2023

Announced! Two tenants for Y Storfa city centre community hub - September 2023

Building's new name points to the future - with memories of the past - September 2023

Welsh firm picks up key Swansea regeneration contract - February 2023

Cheers! The past meets the future at key city centre site - October 2022

Chance for businesses to benefit from major new city centre scheme - September 2022

Work set to start in autumn on new city centre community hub - August 2022

£5.5m funding support for Swansea city centre's new public hub - July 2022

Key step taken for city centre local services hub - January 2022

Public services set for move to city centre community hub - January 2022

City centre community hub (Y Storfa) FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the proposed city centre community hub, which would be the new home for our main library and a host of other community services.
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