Vastint UK’s plans for a new mixed-use district in Cardiff have been approved by Cardiff Council, subject to conditions.
The Embankment Site will see 47 acres of underutilised brownfield land to the south of the City revitalised, providing 2,500 homes alongside 54,000sqm of business space and opportunities for leisure, hospitality and retail.
The proposals will open up the riverside with a new park and green spaces providing pedestrian and cycle links. The redevelopment will enhance connectivity between the communities of Butetown and Grangetown, the City centre and Cardiff Bay.
Stephen Lindley, Managing Director, Vastint UK said “We are thrilled that Cardiff Council has given its support for this ambitious, mixed-use development. The Embankment Site will bring much-needed homes, businesses, and amenities to the City, revitalising the area and creating a vibrant, new community.
“Following today’s decision, we look forward to progressing the details of the development, continuing to work closely with the Council, local community groups and key stakeholders.”
The masterplan was developed by Supervene Architects alongside 3D Reid, with Planit advising on landscape architecture. Independent advisors, Turley, provided Planning, EIA, Strategic Communications and Economics services for the project whilst Stantec provided environmental and transport advice.