Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

NEWS ABOUT RELAXATION

The Real News Network

Condoms and ‘bondage’ device found by developer revamping ‘gentleman’s club’

2 min read

A developer turning a notorious old "gentleman's club" into a hostel says he found condoms scattered everywhere and a bizarre "bondage" device after getting the keys.

Michael Border has taken over Swansea's Studio 95 and has spoken about some grim discoveries.

He told WalesOnline all about the things that were left behind when he opened the doors to the quirky property.

The developer plans to turn it into a hostel, charging between £20 to £48 a night.

He says he knew all about the building's much-speculated history before he embarked on the business venture – but didn't expect some of the items left behind.

"I saw it on Zoopla and I knew straightaway what it was and its history," he said after starting work on the project.

"Everybody knows what that building was for! I found it quite funny.

"I fancied having a look inside and I had an idea for a hostel for backpackers, as there's nothing comparable in Swansea really, you've mainly got expensive accommodation.

"Working through the building I could see the way it was laid out and what it could be like. I like the idea of the Studio 95 sign being incorporated into the new place, maybe behind the bar.

"The building has a history. I don't see any reason to try and erase it.

"When we arrived there were boxes of condoms everywhere, they were kind of dotted around. In one of the other rooms there were breeze blocks on the floor with some sort of device attached as if for bondage or sadomasochist activity."

Worked started this week and he hopes when built the hostel can host 4,000 stays every year.

"It is an interesting place, you have got the rooms and a communal breakout area," he added.

"Upstairs it's almost like a normal workplace with coffee mugs still lying around.

"We're hoping to get it done in six months, the level of work does not scare me. We have not found anything wrong that needs any high level mediation, so we should be able to put it right within six months.

"It is going to be seven rooms all with an en suite, with four to six beds in each, probably which will be bunk beds. It will be a hostel type of business."

Source: Read Full Article