Work to start on first phase of Plasdŵr

Exemplar housing scheme for Cardiff and Wales

21 February 2017
  • Plasdŵr Cardiff, Cooke & Arkwright
  • Plasdŵr, Cardiff, Cooke & Arkwright
  • Michael Lawley Cooke & Arkwright
  • Plasdŵr Cardiff, Cooke & Arkwright
  • Plasdŵr Cardiff, Cooke & Arkwright

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The first phase of Plasdŵr, Cardiff’s £2billion garden city, is due to get underway, with the construction of highway improvement works and site entrance to be followed by the start of housebuilding. The first of 630 proposed homes in the north west of the capital which were approved by the planners at the end of last year will be built on a 16 acre site to the north of Llantrisant Road, by lead developer Redrow Homes.

This marks the first phase of Plasdŵr, a garden city of 7000 homes planned over a 900 acre-site bordering Fairwater, St Fagans, Danescourt and Radyr. Plasdŵr is on a strategic site identified in Cardiff’s Local Development Plan as key to the city’s economic growth.

Michael Lawley, Chairman of Cooke & Arkwright and development advisor to the landowner on the scheme comments, “It has been a long process to navigate a path through complex situations but we are very pleased that after much hard work by all parties involved, work on the first phase of Plasdŵr will start shortly. It promises to be an exemplar housing scheme for Cardiff and Wales, and the first of several development sites which will come on stream at Plasdŵr over the next twelve months.”

Redrow Homes will shortly appoint a contractor, with infrastructure works expected to get underway within the next month on a site access road to be developed off Clos Parc Radur, to the north of Llantrisant Road

Construction of the first homes is expected to start before Easter, with the first residents expected to move in during the autumn 2017. Redrow has already received a lot of interest and will be releasing details on the house types, design and composition next month.

Infrastructure improvements will be continued later in the year with a road-widening scheme that will see a new bus and cycle lane created between Clos Parc Radur and Radyr petrol station on Llantrisant Road.

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