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Cardiff gasworks site bought for major housing scheme

Words: Roger Milne
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Cardiff City Council has acquired the 12-hectare former gasworks site in Grangetown, earmarked for a major residential development that will see its iconic listed gasholder incorporated in the scheme.

Property consultancy Knight Frank assisted with the acquisition of the Ferry Road site on behalf of the council from vendors National Grid and Wales and West Utilities.

The local authority intends to deliver a council-led, mixed-tenure development of up to 500 new homes on the site as part of its target to deliver 2,000 new homes in the capital, 1,000 of which will be completed by 2022.

Cabinet member for housing and communities, Lynda Thorne, said: “The acquisition of this site allows us to build more high-quality sustainable homes that are close to local amenities and open spaces and will help us to deliver an ambitious and wide-ranging regeneration in Grangetown.

“The Ferry Road gasholder is a well-known Cardiff landmark and I think it’s very exciting that the structure will be incorporated into the development of the site, retaining a key part of our city’s heritage.”

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