Making a New Waterfront Neighbourhood within the Coronary heart of Cardiff Metropolis Centre

Rio Architects is celebrating the subsequent thrilling section of Rightacres’ ongoing redevelopment of the previous Brains Brewery website at Central Quay.

Situated alongside the River Taff within the coronary heart of Cardiff’s Metropolis Centre, the event regenerates the previous Brains Brewery website, offering high-quality build-to-rent residences while defending and retaining the Brewhouse, its iconic chimney and inherited cultural heritage. Having gained planning approval in June this 12 months, the proposals show the sympathetic and delicate method Rio has taken to develop the designs in concord with the masterplanner’s imaginative and prescient and retain these distinctive landmarks as a focus for the town. The residential towers and their business plinth will reference the colors and textures of the Brewhouse supplies and praise the historic constructing.

Making a New Waterfront Neighbourhood within the Coronary heart of Cardiff Metropolis Centre

The design brings a few distinctive alternative for the extension of the Metropolis Centre to the south of Central Station and is the newest of a number of Rio-designed schemes inside the wider Central Quay masterplan to obtain planning approval. It’s also the primary of a collection of linked riverfront developments that present a much-needed connection between the Metropolis Centre and Cardiff Bay. It can create a brand new house of city inexperienced infrastructure alongside the japanese financial institution of the River Taff and supply the chance for a brand-new neighbourhood life-style inside the coronary heart of the town.

Chris Taylor, Senior Affiliate at Rio Architects, stated:

“I’m thrilled that planning approval has been granted for this thrilling and transformational improvement within the coronary heart of my house metropolis.  The availability of those new buildings and the properties they’ll create is the subsequent essential step within the making of a brand new riverfront neighbourhood at Central Quay.  The event is underpinned by the creation of high-quality public areas primarily based on sturdy rules of people-focused city design. I sit up for our persevering with involvement within the wider Central Quay masterplan and can get pleasure from watching the event progress.”

The advantages to the town are quite a few. The intensive and imaginative design and new riverfront walkway with inexperienced infrastructure and linked cycle routes will ship vital enhancements to the general public realm with enhancements to biodiversity, drainage and potential flooding impacts inside the space. The character and setting of the long-lasting chimney and Brewhouse are enhanced and made accessible to most people as they’ve by no means been earlier than. With its connection to current rail, street, foot, cycle and water infrastructure, the event helps reconnect the town to Cardiff Bay and the River Taff and well-positioned to draw and retain additional funding into Cardiff, bringing alternatives for progress.

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