June 12, 2020
Business News Wales caught up with Donald Gray, Head of Commercial Property at Darwin Gray, and Simon Baston, Director of LoftCo and the developer responsible for many well-known redevelopments such as the Tramshed, Pumphouse and, most recently, Goodsheds and Swansea Albert Hall.
LoftCo has been specialising in converting older buildings for alternative uses over a number of years including many listed buildings. Last used as a Bingo Hall, the Swansea Albert Hall is a Grade II listed building in the centre of the city. Over the course of the next 18 months, it will be transformed into a music and entertainment venue with a rooftop bar, as well as offices and serviced apartments.
Simon Baston said:
“Loft Co is proud to work alongside Swansea Council and Welsh Government in the regeneration of this magnificent listed structure to bring a new community led initiative on a 24/7 live work play basis to the City of Swansea”
Donald Gray said:
“Loft Co is a long-standing client of ours, we were pleased to work with them, alongside Swansea Council and the Welsh Government to acquire the Albert Hall building and their support to preserve some of Swansea’s architectural heritage.”
Many of recent property redevelopments are already showing trends in the future of property development, focusing on the value of open space with an emphasis on outdoor/indoor space as well as smaller offices and shorter supply chains, supporting more local and independent businesses.
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We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”
An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”
PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”
We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”
Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”
My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”