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Hi-tech business park and rail station mooted for Cardiff

Words: Roger Milne
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A new railway station on the eastern side of Cardiff is in prospect as part of an ambitious scheme to develop a 71-hectare business park to attract science and technology companies.

The station, provisionally named Cardiff Parkway, would be built south of the existing St Mellons Business Park.

Also proposed are a 1,600-vehicle car-park and a bus station.

The business park could provide more than 90,000 square metres of new floor space.

Under these plans, trains would run initially to Cardiff and Newport, but could serve London and Cardiff Airport in the future.

Entrepreneur Nigel Roberts, of NRP and Paramount Office Interiors, is one of the partners behind the proposal, along with his son Andrew.

They have set up Cardiff Parkway Developments Ltd as a joint venture with the asset management and specialist banking firm Investec.

They have applied to the Department of Transport and Network Rail's New Stations Fund 2, which considers bids from around the UK to open new stations.

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