Beach themed Swansea bar wins building award
OWNERS of a city centre bar are raising a glass after the venue won a regional award.
The beach-themed Bambu bar, which opened in Swansea's Wind Street in October last year, recently won the Best Small Commercial Project category in a ceremony hosted by Swansea Council.
Bambu was up against High Street restaurant Mosaic and Bishopston-based Gower Hotel.
Bambu co-owner Bruno Nunes said: "This award caps off an amazing year for all the team at Bambu.
"We put our heart and soul into developing the site and are extremely proud to be recognised for our efforts."
Bambu was the vision of business partners Michael Jones-Griffiths and Bruno Nunes, who wanted to create a unique venue on Wind Street.
The duo drew on beach and Tikki themes as inspiration and developed the unoccupied grade two listed building formerly run as the SoBar.
Architect Andrew Shipley, from ADI Designs, and contractor Simon Pritchard Green, from SPG, as well as a number of skilled tradesmen were a part of the project, which started in January 2012 and was finally completed in October.
Bambu will now go forward to the South Wales awards due to be held later this year.