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Planning news – 6 January 2022: Redevelopment of key Cardiff city centre site shapes up

by on January 6, 2022

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Redevelopment of key Cardiff city centre site shapes up

Developers Rightacres has revealed more details about its Central Quay development earmarked for the former site of Brains Brewery in Cardiff city centre.

The masterplan for the 6.5-hectare location, bounded to the north by Cardiff Railway Station and to the west by the River Taff, includes hundreds of flats, up to 110,000 square metres of commercial floor space, a hotel, a university campus and a multistorey car park.

Proposals for 700 waterfront flats have been the subject of a consultation that has just finished.

Four blocks of flats are envisaged, with the tallest reaching 29 storeys in height. Also in prospect are two new squares: Central Quay Square, which will front the River Taff, and Chimney Square, which would link to the Brewhouse development and the iconic former brewery tower.

In addition to green roofs and a sustainable drainage system, the buildings will incorporate solar panels at the upper roof levels.

The development will incorporate pedestrian and cycle routes, including a walkway along the River Taff.

17 December 2021
Roger Milne, The Planner

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