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Redevelopment of Cardiff tax office complex advances

Words: Roger Milne
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The redevelopment of the huge tax office complex in the Llanishen suburb of Cardiff, which will comprise hundreds of new family homes, a block of flats and a care home, is taking shape.

HMRC staff are expected to start moving into new offices in the Central Square city centre development in 2020.

Cannon Capitol Developments is proposing to demolish all buildings except for Gleider House (the smaller tower facing Ty Glas Road), which will be converted into 142 one and two-bedroomed flats with commercial units at ground level.

The rest of the site will be earmarked for 195 new-build family houses, a total of 80 retirement flats and a 70-bed care home facility. There are also plans for public open spaces as well as pedestrian and cycling links.

Demolition of the site is likely to cost around £15 million because of the high amount of asbestos in the buildings and the need to deal with extensive ground contamination because part of the site formerly housed a Royal Ordnance Factory.

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