A church hall in Swansea looks set to be demolished and replaced with a brand new one in a building that would also incorporate a new broadcasting studio or a cafe.

Swansea Council has submitted plans for the new church hall and a commercial unit adjacent to St David's Church in the city centre.

The existing St David’s Church Hall is within the Llys Dewi Sant building, which is to be demolished as part of the Swansea Central development.

Its demolition will mean a need to provide a new church hall, and the scope of the new building has been based upon the existing building's provisions, planning documents submitted by Savills on behalf of the authority state.

The new building will continue to be a place for Sunday school, church services, exercise classes, parish meetings and other social gatherings.

The Llys Dewi Sant building containing the existing St David's Church Hall

But it will also house a separate commercial unit, contained within a single, unified, standalone building.

Documents state: "The new building is to be developed with careful consideration of its relationship to the Grade II listed St David’s Church, and the developing Swansea Central context which will include new buildings, extensive public realm and landscaping changes, including the creation of a new City Square.

"On one hand the design is to work in tandem with the listed St David’s Church and the existing landscape, on the other it will offer a contemporary face to the City Square."

The new church hall would take up around two thirds of the floor space, with a small lobby area, small office, meeting room, kitchen, WC and storage along with the main, multi-purpose hall.

A glimpse of a future Swansea:

An illustrative view of the proposal and the planned City Square

And the proposed flexible use would allow for the unit to be used as a television and radio recording studio by the BBC.

The plans state: "Currently BBC Wales has a newsroom in Swansea which is staffed by a core team of five full time journalists, who make both specialised political output and daily news content from Swansea and west Wales for radio, television and online in both English and Welsh."

They add: "They are regularly joined by additional visiting staff from news, sport and general programmes. Should the BBC occupy the unit then it would do so on the basis that it is unattended."

The planning department will now consider the bid.