Tom Parkhill, councillor for Llanishen and Thornhill, said: “I cautiously welcome the redevelopment, which will see the demolition of the ugly tax office buildings, which are not in keeping with the surrounding area and see a brownfield site redeveloped instead of destroying green spaces.
“I would encourage all residents of Llanishen to submit their views to the consultation, so that we can ensure sufficient community infrastructure can be put in place to support the additional need in the area and also to make sure the housing designs are attractive. We don’t need another identikit development with no character.”
The movement of all Cardiff and Swansea HMRC jobs to Central Square marked the opening of the biggest ever office scheme in Wales, with the building costing £100m.
Central Square has been the site of much development over the last few years, with new major buildings such as the Central Interchange (right), which is currently under construction. This will act as a transport hub, improving the capital’s links with cities across Wales and beyond.
The BBC announced yesterday that its centre of excellence for climate and science will be relocated to Cardiff, and is expected to be housed in its Central Square office (left).
Redevelopment of Central Square is expected to continue over the next few years. A full masterplan can be viewed here.