land & development in SA1

Walter Road, Uplands, Swansea, Abertawe, SA1 4QA

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  • Former nightclub and office buildings
  • Well located iconic building
  • Planning for 8 two bedroom flats
  • 1 Penthouse apartment
  • Good size private secure car park
  • Freehold title

land & development in SA1

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION. Terms and conditions apply.

An opportunity to purchase a ‘turn key’ development solution as two buildings have been combined to provide a large development site, a former bar / nightclub and a suit of offices. Full planning is approved for 8 two bedroom apartments and 1 penthouse apartment.
All apartments would come with outside space or balcony and private secure parking. We believe this site offers a superb rental, management, long term ownership benefits as this historic building is in a very desirable location. Asbestos has removed from site and certificate issued. Bat survey carried out and passed. Section 106 agreed and signed with highways. Following a lengthy planning consultation, plans have been passed that respect the history of this building and its location in a conservation area. Most apartments will have balcony with sea views. This is a development that is ready to go.

The designs have been carefully drafted to mimic other local listed buildings and enhance the look of the existing site. This is not a listed building but is in a conservation area hence a lengthy planning consultation was needed.

The large cellar area offers great potential for storage areas / bike storage etc for the block.

Sold as a turn key development solution but interested parties may also wish to change existing plans to take advantage of historic bar / restaurant / hotel / late license to provide a mixed use development. Current vendor sees the value in a purely residential development as rental / short term rental is in huge demand in this area.

Interested parties may see full planning by going to the Swansea council planning portal and putting '2020/1939/FUL’ into the search box. This will show the time and effort that has gone into producing a great re-design for this iconic building.

Please note that we have not inspected this site.


  • Property Type: Land & Development
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Parking: Off Street


Uplands is a vibrant and popular area of swansea with this prestigious development being just a few minutes walk from the bars and restaurants of Uplands or equally a longer walk to the city centre, parks and beach.


Site cleared and ready to start.
The two buildings will be merged to create one prestigious block.
Good size private secure car park which can accommodate a number of vehicles.
Lower ground floor consists of a large basement / cellar which would be ideal use for bike stores.

Planning Permission

Change of use from Bar + Nightclub/Offices (Class A3/A2) to 9 no 1 + 2 bed apartments (Class C3). Increase in roof level by 2.3m to facilitate an additional storey, Increase of tower roof level by 0.7m, replacement of existing rear extensions, fenestration alterations, omissions and additions, widening of existing vehicular and pedestrian access. Further information can be found on the Swansea Council website reference 2020/1939/FUL.


Freehold. Title Number: WA308651

Additional Information

For further information please contact our office direct on 0191-737-1154, or alternatively via e-mail on With regards to viewing the subject property, this is to be done strictly by appointment through Keith Pattinson Commercial department. Please contact us to arrange an internal inspection, or to register your interest.

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Lower ground floor

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Ground Floor

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Second Floor

Ground Floor Planning

Ground Floor Planning

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First floor planning

Second Floor Planning

Second Floor Planning

This property is being sold subject to unconditional reservation fee auction terms and conditions.



Contracts will exchange immediately. There are 28 days in which to complete the purchase.


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In order to secure the purchase a buyer will pay a deposit of 5% which contributes towards the overall purchase price of the property.

The deposit is non-refundable. 


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