In order to cater for the needs of Swansea's growing Muslim community, a project is currently underway to redevelop a disused Grade II listed church building nearby on St. Helen's Road just yards away from the Mosque existing location. The new mosque building was originally founded in 1862 as St. Andrew's Church. Built in 1864 by Scottish immigrants working in the drapery trade, St. Andrew's was at that time Swansea's only Presbyterian Church.
Designed by John Dickson, the iconic façade has decorative twin towers and is located on St. Helen's Road. St. Andrew's later became the property of the United Reformed Church before falling into dereliction. After fire damage in 1964, the rear hall was redesigned and rebuilt.
A Muslim Charity (Kafel Fund UK) bought the building from a private owner in 1997. In 2004 following the merger of the charity with the mosque, the current restoration and renovation plans commenced.
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