Vast Cardiff Central Square plan unveiled
Plans have been unveiled to build some one million sq ft office, flats and shops in Cardiff city centre over the next three to five years.
The ambitious Central Square scheme will be developed by Rightacres Property in partnership with the city council.
Architect Foster + Partners has designed the masterplan, which will see several new buildings around a new civic square.
At the centre of the development is the £100m proposed new BBC Wales HQ.
Subject to planning construction will start next summer with Capita project managers on the job.
Willmott Dixon started construction in September of One Central Square, a key speculative office building in Foster’s masterplan.
The development could also feature the highest building ever constructed in Wales – with a 27 storey 92-metre high building.
On top of 500,000 sq ft of new office space and student accommodation, Central Square could also see around 450 private flats, new retail outlets and a 200-bedroom hotel.
Paul McCarthy, Chief Executive of Cardiff-based Rightacres, said: “People have talked for many years about the regeneration of Central Square but this time it is happening. Central Square will present visitors arriving in the City with a first impression that the Capital City deserves”.
Aaron Morby | Fri 31st October | Construction Enquirer