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.

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin