Taylor Wimpey becomes latest developer at Plasdŵr

15 June 2021
  • Gwêl y Garth, Plasdŵr, landowner advised by Cooke & Arkwright, new developer Taylor Wimpey

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Taylor Wimpey has been announced as the latest housebuilder to build at Plasdŵr.

The leading UK housebuilder has submitted plans to build 337 homes in the Pendown neighbourhood of Plasdŵr, to the south of Pentrebane Road, near Fairwater and St Fagans.

Taylor Wimpey is expected to start on site later this year and will join lead developer Redrow, as well as Bellway and Lewis Homes, in building a new community at Plasdŵr. Cooke & Arkwright advises the landowner at Plasdŵr.

This latest development, Gwêl y Garth, will border Redrow’s existing Cae St Fagans development. It will provide a range of two, three and four-bedroom family homes, 30% of which will be classed as affordable housing.

Spanning more than 20 acres, the site edges on ancient woodland and a kickabout area will be created. A key, strategic cycle route will run through the development, eventually linking to the Ely Trail and helping to establish the active travel network that will make walking and cycling the easiest ways to get around Plasdŵr. A new bus route will also run through the development, connecting it with neighbouring communities and the city centre.

Like all developments at Plasdŵr, the name Gwêl y Garth has been inspired by the Welsh language, culture, and its local surroundings. Gwêl y Garth means ‘View of the Garth’, referring to the local hill, which is visible from the new development.  

Plasdŵr is identified in Cardiff’s Local Development Plan as key to the city’s economic growth. Up to 7,000 homes will be built over the next 20+ years at the site bordering Radyr, Fairwater, Pentrebane and St Fagans. Up to 40% of Plasdŵr will be green space, including managed heritage woodland, parks and play areas.

This development will be in Phase 2 of Plasdŵr, which will eventually deliver more than 1,100 homes across the Pendown, Groeswen and Maesllech neighbourhoods. Phase 2 also includes plans for recreational sports pitches in Groeswen, as well as formal and informal green space throughout.

Taylor Wimpey’s ambition is to build greener, healthier homes and to create unique neighbourhoods with their own character and identity. Homes are designed to be energy and resource efficient, with the aim of reducing environmental impact, making Taylor Wimpey a natural fit to build at Cardiff’s ‘garden city of the 21st century’.

Richard Price, Land and Planning Director at Taylor Wimpey South Wales, said: “We always strive to create places which will be enjoyed by generations of people. Plasdŵr is an excellent site with huge potential, so we’re delighted to be coming on board.

“As a responsible housebuilder, we’re committed to creating a greener, healthier future for future residents of Plasdŵr, as well as the local community. We expect works will start on site later this year and those interested in finding out more can call the local sales team on 02922743695 or send an email to SalesBH.SouthWales@taylorwimpey.com.”

Robert Evans, Associate Director at land agent Cooke & Arkwright, who represented the landowner said: “Welcoming a new developer on board to build at Plasdŵr always represents an exciting step forward in the development of Cardiff’s garden city.

“Taylor Wimpey is an established developer with a reputation for building quality, sustainable homes. We’re looking forward to seeing them break ground at Plasdŵr and to seeing this new, sustainable community in north west Cardiff continue to grow and flourish.”


For more information about living at Plasdŵr, head to www.plasdwr.co.uk.

Cooke & Arkwright are extremely professional and have carried out a number of successful appeals on behalf of SWP.

Trisha Harris, South Wales Police